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Updates

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28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2014 wheat harvest is estimated to have recovered from last year’s reduced level

  • Wheat imports forecast to decrease in 2014/15 marketing year (October/September)

  • Prices of wheat flour were generally stable in January but at record levels

28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary production forecasts point sharp reduction in 2015 maize crop, due to dry weather

  • Following favourable supply situation in 2014/15 (May/April), lower production forecast for 2015 is expected to result in tighter supply situation and low export availabilities

  • Maize prices increased rapidly in last month in response to unfavourable production prospects. However, overall good supply situation in 2014/15 has maintained prices below their year-earlier levels

28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2015 main season “Maha” rice crop forecast to recover from last year’s drought-reduced level

  • Considerably higher rice imports estimates for 2014

  • Rice prices remain at near-record levels, while those of wheat are stable

  • Recent floods affected food availability in localized areas

28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable production prospects for 2015 maize crops despite lower plantings

  • Cereal production in 2014 reached record levels

  • Maize exports in 2014/15 marketing year (March/February) forecast at record level

  • Wheat exports forecast at three-year high in 2014/15 marketing year (December/November)

  • Wheat flour and maize prices declined in January

28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Maize production in 2015 is forecast at high levels despite lower planting

  • Aggregate cereal production in 2014 remained close to record levels

  • Maize exports forecast to decrease in 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)

  • Yellow maize prices decline in February, wheat flour prices at multi-year lows

  • Below average rainfall levels cause drought in South-East and North-East regions

Jobs

17 entries found
25 Feb 2015 description
job Closing date: 10 Mar 2015 Food and Agriculture Organization

Under the overall supervision of the Officer-in-Charge, FAO Somalia, and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Unit (PMU) Programme Coordinator, the Reporting Officer will perform the following tasks.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

· In collaboration with FAO Somalia Sector teams and other internal or external stakeholders as may be required, prepare and edit concept notes, project or programme documents, appeals, reports, briefs, talking points and correspondence, specifically:

25 Feb 2015 description
job Closing date: 10 Mar 2015 Food and Agriculture Organization

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Somalia Officer in Charge (O.I.C.), the FSNAU Chief Technical Adviser (CTA), and under direct supervision of the Data Systems and Information Manager, the Database and Application Developer will provide database application programming support in the DST unit of the EC funded and FAO managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

25 Feb 2015 description
job Closing date: 10 Mar 2015 Food and Agriculture Organization

Background

25 Feb 2015 description
job Closing date: 10 Mar 2015 Food and Agriculture Organization

Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Kenya and the Deputy FAO Representative in Kenya, the direct supervision of Head of Sector, Analysis and Knowledge Management, and in close collaboration with other sectors and the Regional Emergency Office for Africa (REOA), the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will perform the following duties:

25 Feb 2015 description
job Closing date: 24 Mar 2015 Food and Agriculture Organization

Organizational Setting