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SWALIM Update 6th Edition May - July 2014

The newsletter provides updates on SWALIM water and land information management activities such as:

· SWALIM Completes Survey of Irrigated Agricultural Areas in Puntland

· SWALIM Capacity Building Efforts lead to a Presidential Award in Somaliland

· SWALIM Establishes Land Degradation Monitoring Systems in Somaliland

· The Water and Land Intervention Information Sharing Platform (WALISP)

· A Feature Article: Groundwater Monitoring in Somalia

· Among others

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GIEWS Country Brief: Saudi Arabia 19-August-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Phasing out of wheat production continues

  • Cereal import requirements forecast at high levels in 2014/15

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World + 10 others
Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, July 2014 - Issue 12

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional general price inflation moderated to 5.7 percent in June after reaching 6.1 percent in May. Food price inflation slowed to 4.4 percent from 5 percent during the same period.

  • The benchmark Thai 100% B rice price rose 2.6 percent, but regional rice prices were stable.

  • Wheat prices fell annually by 3.5 percent in South Asia, and 8.2 percent in Pakistan.

  • China expects 122.6 million tonnes of wheat output this year, up 2 percent over last year.

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Guatemala + 3 others
Declaración conjunta FAO - PMA: preocupa la situación provocada por la grave sequía que afecta a Centroamérica

Panamá, 20 de agosto de 2014

Miguel Barreto, Director Regional del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), e Ignacio Rivera, Coordinador para Mesoamérica de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), emitieron hoy la siguiente declaración conjunta:

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S'engager pour un monde plus résilient

Pour la Journée mondiale de l'aide humanitaire 2014, petit aperçu de quelques-uns des membres de la FAO qui se mettent au service des autres.

JOBS

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LEGAL REFORM CONSULTANT

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization
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Food Security Cluster Coordinator (Consultant)

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Closing date: 19 Sep 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Job Purpose

The Food Security Cluster Coordinator will work impartially with all members of the Food Security Cluster and serves and represents the group as a whole, not an agency. He/she will work closely with the UN Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator or their designated official as required.

The scope of this job is established in line with the Emergency Response Priorities of coordination, assessment, and time-critical interventions.

FAO’s Mission and FAO in Emergencies

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Logistics Officer (Consultant)

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Closing date: 19 Sep 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Job Purpose

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative ad interim (FAOR a.i.)/Designated Responsible Official (DRO), the supervision of the Emergency Response Manager and in close cooperation with the Operations Officer, the International Procurement Officer and the Surge Support Team, the Logistics Officer will manage and organize operational day-to-day assistance and provide support to strengthen FAO’s operational capacity and mentor national logistics staff.

FAO’s Mission and FAO in Emergencies