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21 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to last year’s high level

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year (July/June) forecast to expand to record level

  • Prices of rice generally stable in recent months

  • Large number of people affected by typhoons and El Niño in 2016

Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to last year’s high level

12 Jun 2017 description

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in May.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

10 Jun 2017 description

QUẢNG NINH — Authorities in Quảng Ninh Province are worried over a decline in water levels at major reservoirs, which have been drying up due to droughts brought on by hot weather and a lack of rain.

As a result, a number of households in the province have faced water shortages.

Last month, water levels at the Thác Nhồng dam fell 20-30cm below the overflow threshold – the lowest point ever recorded – which was insufficient to provide water for the Đồng Ho Water Treatment Plant in Hoành Bồ District.

08 Jun 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Việt Nam needs tools to calculate damage relating to climate change impacts to improve natural disaster response and mitigation work, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoàng Văn Thắng said yesterday.— Photo donre.hochiminhcity.gov.vn

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam needs tools to calculate damage relating to climate change impacts to improve natural disaster response and mitigation work, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoàng Văn Thắng said yesterday.

06 Jun 2017 description

Venue: Hanoi Club Hotel Your Excellency, Mr. Hoang Van Thang, Vice Minister of MARD;

Distinguished representatives from ministries and agencies, provinces, institutions and enterprises;

Development partners and colleagues;

Ladies and gentlemen;

06 Jun 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in K’Ser Doh (Thayatchaung) Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in January 2017, including civilians’ livelihoods, development, education and displacement.

  • Villagers from K’Ser Doh Township experienced a poor betel nut and paddy harvest in 2016, which has put their livelihood at risk.

05 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Aggregate rice production in 2017 forecast to increase from last year’s good level

  • Total cereal imports in 2017/18 forecast to decrease slightly from last year’s average level

  • Rice prices declining since March 2017 and close to their year-earlier levels

Aggregate rice production in 2017 forecast to increase from last year’s good level

05 Jun 2017 description

By Thin Lei Win

PEMONGKONG, Indonesia, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early 2016, when fellow farmers were despairing over plummeting yields linked to a major drought, Hamdi was busy harvesting maize from his land.

He got 5.6 tonnes instead of the usual 4 tonnes from his one-hectare (2.5-acre) plot, despite living in West Nusa Tenggara, one of Indonesia's driest provinces where agriculture is at the mercy of extreme weather such as that brought by the El Nino climate pattern.

31 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

520,000
# of children affected out of
2,000,000
# of people affected

600,000
# hectares of damaged crops

1,750,000
# people with lost incomes

52 (18 most affected)
# provinces affected out of
63
Government-One UN Joint
Emergency Response Plan 2016
US$48.5 million

UNICEF funds received:
US$4 million

Highlights

19 May 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

By Ganug Nugroho Adi

An extended drought that hit the southern part of Wonogiri, Central Java, in March has triggered a clean water crisis, forcing the regency administration to allocate Rp 13.3 billion (US$997,226.02) of its annual budget to assist in drought response efforts.

The funds will be allocated toward the rehabilitation and maintenance of artificial lakes (embung), the procurement of clean water infrastructure facilities and improving sanitation.

18 May 2017 description
report DanChurchAid

In the wake of severe drought this year and with heavy rain predicted in the next weeks, work has begun on a European Union funded EUR 1 million project to boost disaster resilience in Cambodia.

The programme, which commenced in July 2016, aims to help at least 150,000 Cambodians prepare for droughts, floods and storms. However, for the first time, work is focused on cities like Phnom Penh and Kampot, as much as rural areas in Kampong Speu, Siem Reap, Battambang and Kampong Chhnang provinces.

11 May 2017 description

A successful tube well that struck water in a village in Magway Region on Tuesday will provide sufficient drinking water to about 1,400 villagers.

The success at finding water is the latest achievement of the KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, which has been drilling tube wells nationwide.

The tube well at Asansa Village in Magwe Region also became the 154th one drilled with British-made Dando drilling machinery by the philanthropic foundation.

08 May 2017 description

MAE HONG SON, 8th May 2017 (NNT)-Soldiers have been delivering water to local residents affected by the drought crisis in several provinces as the temperature continues to rise.

In Mae Hong Son province, mobile development unit 36 of the Armed Forces Development Command has delivered 24,000 liters of water to a local hospital and communities located in Kong Pae Neua sub-district as there was not enough water to sustain daily consumption.

05 May 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – El Nino, which is forecast to last until the end of 2017, will cause drought and salinity intrusion in many areas of the country during the dry season, said Lê Thanh Hải, Deputy General Director of the National Hydro-Meteorological Centre on Wednesday.

Hoàng Phúc Lâm, head of the meteorological forecasting department at the National Hydro-Meteorological Centre, said El Nino’s intensity would not be as strong as the 2015-2016 period.

El Nino would reduce the number of storms and tropical depressions in the East Sea and directly affect the country’s mainland.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 May 2017 description

The food security crisis is expected to escalate at the start of the dry season in July.

Anticipated scope and scale

Timor-Leste has been experiencing a severe drought due to the El Niño phenomenon since the end of 2015. The latest rainy season, which takes place from November 2016 to May 2017, has been insufficient and erratic, maintaining drought conditions on most of the island. In the next three months, rains are expected to remain insufficient with the onset of the dry season in June.

03 May 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report summarises the performance of the Australian aid program in 2015-16. It reviews progress with implementation of the Government’s policy and performance framework.