FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Bumper 2015 “boro” paddy crop expected
Cereal imports in 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) forecast to decrease slightly
Rice and wheat prices decreased in March
Localized food insecurity persists
The 2015 “boro” paddy output forecast higher than last year’s record
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock, Anthèlme Ramparany, to discuss the progress in halting the locust plague that since 2012 has spread across Madagascar threatening the country’s main staple food crops and pasture areas.
“We reviewed our ongoing collaboration with FAO, the European Union and the World Bank against the locust plague that affects particularly the south of Madagascar where there is chronic hunger,” the Minister said in remarks made after the meeting.
COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a joint project in support of Government policy to fight undernutrition in Sri Lanka. The ‘Scaling Up Nutrition through Multi-Sector Approach’ was launched on 18 March 2015 at the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine under the auspices of Honorable Dr. Rajith Senarathne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, D. M. R. B.
El país participará en el Programa Regional “Mesoamérica sin Hambre” y así cumplir la meta de erradicar el hambre antes del año 2025*
Guatemala, 26 de marzo de 2015. Hoy se realizó el lanzamiento del programa “Mesoamérica sin Hambre: Marcos institucionales más efectivos para mejorar la agricultura familiar y la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional”, que fortalecerá los marcos institucionales locales, nacionales y regionales para que todos los habitantes de Guatemala y la región ejerzan su derecho a la alimentación.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Generally poor rains since December 2014 have lowered production prospects for 2015 cereal crop
Imports of maize declined in 2014/15, reflecting a recovery in 2014 cereal output from previous year’s drought-reduced level
Food security conditions expected to be stressed in some areas in 2015, due to anticipated decrease in cereal production. This follows generally improved conditions in 2014
Under general supervision of the FAO Representative in Kenya and the Deputy FAO Representative in Kenya, the direct supervision of the head of PMU and in full collaboration with M&E, SPCU, pillar and/or sector units, the Associate Programme Officer will perform the following duties:
Under the overall guidance of Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative of the Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa and the direct supervision of the Programme and Operations Coordinator, and in close collaboration with FAO staff in Cairo, Damascus and Gaziantep, the incumbentwill carry out the following duties:
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Webinar: Climate change impacts on food security and nutrition now and in the future
Tuesday 31 March 14.45–16.30 (UTC+2)
One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the incidence, severity and unpredictability of natural disasters. This e-learning course explains how livelihoods and tenure rights are affected by natural disasters, and illustrates how responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests can support a disaster management process through improved prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery and reconstruction.