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23 May 2017 description

The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage to livelihoods and economies (local, national), are increasing significantly. Natural disasters often destroy critical agricultural assets and infrastructure, disrupting production cycles, trade flows and livelihoods means. This affects food security and causes additional disruptions throughout the value chains. Such disasters may slow overall economic growth, especially where agriculture and food production still account for a large share of gross domestic product and employment.

23 May 2017 description

Most regions of Somalia will remain dry for the next three days, apart from few areas in Somaliland and Puntland where light showers are expected in the same period (Map 1).

The rainfall forecast for the coming week (Map – 2) is pointing towards light to moderate rains in Puntland and parts of Somaliland. Light rains are also expected in a few areas in the Central and coastal areas of the South. The upper parts of Ethiopian highlands are expected to receive moderate rains.

22 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Total cereal production in 2017 anticipated to decline from last year’s record level

  • Imports of cereals in 2017/18 forecast above previous year’s level

  • Prices of wheat products and potatoes increased in April

Cereal production in 2017 forecast to decline from high level of previous year

21 May 2017 description

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Large sectors of Iraq received above average precipitation in April when compared to the monthly long-term average (LTA) of 2011-2016. However, below average rainfall amounts were observed in crop-growing governorates, including most areas of Dahuk, Kirkuk and Babil, as well as parts of Ninewa. Salah al-Din, Sulaymaniyah and Anbar. Precipitation levels in these areas were generally lower compared to the same month last year.

20 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average harvest gathered in 2016

  • Coarse grain prices seasonally increased in recent months and are above their year-earlier levels

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed mostly for Malian refugees in northern Sahel region

Starting of 2017 rainy season in south

Early but limited rains were registered in the southern part of the country in May allowing land preparation and first plantings to start. Elsewhere, seasonably dry conditions prevail.

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

2 entries found
17 May 2017 description
job Closing date: 30 May 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Position Title: National Consultant - Multi-Focal Area Project Development Specialist

Contract Type: Personal Services Agreement

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Duration: 40 days when actually employed to 31 July 2017

Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals

Anticipated Start Date: June 2017

Background

17 May 2017 description
job Closing date: 30 May 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Position Title: National Consultant - Climate Smart Agriculture Expert

Contract Type: Personal Services Agreement

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Duration: 40 days when actually employed to 31 July 2017

Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals

Anticipated Start Date: June 2017

Background

Training

2 entries found
29 Sep 2015 description

This short 35-minute module addresses the basic terms and concepts relating to food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security and livelihoods. By the end of this module, you will be able to define and differentiate these key concepts and understand the different situations that they encompass.

11 Mar 2015 description

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.

Duration:

2 hours

Publication Date:

March 2015