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23 Mar 2017 description

ALC necesitaría invertir USD 33 mil millones para incrementar la cobertura de su tratamiento de aguas residuales hasta el 64 % para 2030.

22 de marzo de 2017, Santiago de Chile - En América Latina y el Caribe, las descargas de aguas residuales urbanas están aumentando debido al crecimiento de la población y la expansión de los servicios de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento, según un nuevo informe de Naciones Unidas.

23 Mar 2017 description

Summary

Despite widespread emergency response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector last year to the El Niño-induced drought, humanitarian needs remain high in 2017. New threats to food security are emerging – including severe drought in southern and southeastern pastoral areas and a growing refugee crisis in Gambella Region. Livelihood recovery will remain slow for El Niño-affected farmers, especially those in areas where harvests were below average.

22 Mar 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Good performance of the current growing season (Oct 2016 – April 2017) is critical for Southern Africa, after suffering from two consecutive droughts induced by a long lasting El Niño event which led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity.

22 Mar 2017 description

Baghdad 21 March 2017: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Representation in Iraq (FAO) hosted in Baghdad on 14-15 March a multi-stakeholder consultation workshop on Strengthening National Food Security Information Systems in Iraq. It was organized by (FAO) Representation in Iraq and the Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN), which is a partnership between FAO and iMMAP in Amman, Jordan, and funded by USAID and FAO to promote, improved Food Security and Nutrition Information Systems (FSNIS) at country and regional level.

22 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below average 2016 cereal harvest

  • Cereal prices mostly stable, reflecting adequate supplies including from imported staple foods

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed, including for Malian refugees

Below average cereal harvest gathered in 2016

Harvesting of the 2016 rainfed cereal crops was completed in December, while harvesting of recession and off-season crops will be completed in April.

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Training

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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