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03 Feb 2017 description

Methodology

A total of 92 markets were monitored through face-to-face and telephone interviews from 27 districts (Figure 1). A minimum of 4 markets were interviewed per district and the district values represent the averages of those markets. The districts are from cereal surplus and deficit regions.

03 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s El Niño response scales up to reach one million people in December.

  • Additional contributions from China, Finland and Russia now allow WFP to continue providing rations to over 1 million people throughout the peak of the Lean Season (January to March), but still below the 1.9 million people target.

  • Over the last month, an additional 645 people have fled clashes in Mozambique and are now hosted in the Tongogara Refugee Camp.

Operational Updates

03 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP participated in a scoping mission led by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the Directorate of Disaster Risk Management to identify concrete areas of intervention and address shortcomings of existing capacities, gaps and needs related to disaster risk management.

03 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Mozambique is now entering the peak of the lean season, the period leading up to the next harvest in March/April.

  • WFP has scaled up its ongoing El Niño drought response. In December, WFP reached a total 629,612 people, while working to enhance the resilience to climate shocks in the longer term.

03 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • In December 2016, in response to a request from the Government to increase WFP’s assistance with an additional 100,000 people during the lean season, WFP started expanding its in-kind food assistance to an additional 22,000 people in two new constituencies.

  • In December, WFP assisted 152,000 people with emergency food assistance, of which 30,000 received cash based transfers under the emergency response.

03 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued to scale up food and cash distributions to food insecure populations for the sixth month (December) of the nine month relief response (July 2016 – March 2017) to El Niño-induced food insecurity. While maize (the staple commodity) was provided in full ration in December, all noncereal commodities continued at half ration due to resource constraints. Ration sizes will increase in January, but USD 22 million is still needed to meet the full needs of the affected population until the end of the operation in March.

02 Feb 2017 description

Crop prospects in the South are fair despite a delayed start to the agricultural season

Key Messages

02 Feb 2017 description
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El Nino 2015-2016 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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Disaster associated with El Nino in 1997-1998, 2002-2003 or 2009-2010 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and **extreme hot** and **cold weather**.

01 Feb 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Feb 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Feb 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Feb 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Feb 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Feb 2017 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year was similar to 2015/16 and well above average. International rice and wheat imports continue to support regional market supplies. Markets remained disrupted throughout the Lake Chad Basin. The depreciation of the Naira has led to price increases across Nigeria. A recent ban on Nigerian grain exports has had uneven impacts on trade flows along Nigeria’s long and porous borders.

01 Feb 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

01 Feb 2017 description

Concerted action needed to stop diseases and pests from ravaging the food chain

FAO toolbox shows how prevention, early warning, preparedness can save lives and livelihoods

1 February 2017, Rome - Food availability and food hygiene are compromised every day by diseases and pests that plague plants and animals as well as various types of contaminants. This happens on farms, in factories, at home, in fresh or sea water, in the open air and in the midst of dense forests.

01 Feb 2017 description

4 million Zimbabweans need food aid until the end of March because of the 2016 drought

  • Incessant rains follow worst drought in 25 years

  • Staple maize and tobacco worst hit by rains

  • Fertiliser shortages add to maize farmers' problems

By MacDonald Dzirutwe

01 Feb 2017 description
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Gibbs Dube

WASHINGTON DC — The United States Government has provided an additional US$4 million in response to drought-affected areas in Zimbabwe, targeting people living with HIV in the most severely affected areas of the country.

In a statement, WFP said this funding brings the total United States support to alleviate the effects of drought to $131 million, assisting 2 million people since June 2015.

01 Feb 2017 description

Une boîte à outils de la FAO montre comment la prévention, les alertes rapides et la préparation peuvent sauver des vies ainsi que les moyens d’existence