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Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa - Executive brief 22 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa is the world’s largest Ebola outbreak recorded to date. The epidemic is severely affecting Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, resulting in deaths and adversely impacting the food security of affected populations.

  • If not addressed now, the consequences of the outbreak could lead to long-lasting impacts on farmers' livelihoods and rural economies. A multisectoral approach is required to contain the outbreak and stabilize affected areas.

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EU and FAO step up action against desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

€41 million effort should help end hunger, foster stability and adapt to climate change

22 October 2014, Brussels/Rome - The European Union (EU) and FAO in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 21 October 2014

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in the Southern, Central and North‐western parts of the country during the next three days. The other parts of the country may receive light or no rains during the same period. Moderate to heavy rains are also expected within the Ethiopian highlands whose rainfall contribute significantly to the Juba and Shabelle river flow inside Somalia.

Given the forecast, it is expected that the observed river levels will increase in the coming days with a high risk of flooding along the two rivers.

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José Graziano da Silva: La agricultura familiar: alimentar al mundo

Columna de opinión: por José Graziano da Silva, Director General de la FAO.

La lucha contra el hambre sigue adelante en todo el mundo, pero con unos 805 millones de personas que todavía no tienen suficiente para comer, todavía queda mucho por hacer.

JOBS

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Communication, Reporting and Advocacy International Consultant

Job
Closing date: 01 Nov 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

General Description of task(s) and objectives to be achieved

BACKGROUND

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is looking for International Consultant(s) in communication and reporting to be based in FAO’s Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa RNE (Cairo) or FAO Iraq (Erbil) or FAO Yemen (Sana’a) to address different communication/reporting/advocacy needs at regional and country level.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Communication and Policy Officer

Job
Closing date: 24 Oct 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in South Sudan, the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor, Agriculture and Food Information System for Decision Support (AFIS) Project and the technical backstopping of the Lead Technical Unit (ESA), the incumbent will assist the AFIS Programme Support Unit in the area of communications for policy.

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Livestock Development Officer P-4

Job
Closing date: 31 Oct 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Organizational Setting

TRAINING

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Agricultura Familiar en ALC: Sector clave para la seguridad alimentaria

Training
Registration deadline: 16 Dec 2014 Training date: 16 Dec 2014 to 31 Dec 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

La FAO con el objetivo de “colaborar con los países de América Latina y el Caribe en la formulación y adopción de políticas y programas para aumentar la producción de bienes y servicios provenientes de la Agricultura Familiar de manera sostenible y, con ello, contribuir al bienestar de las familias rurales de la Región”, presenta el primer Cursode Autoaprendizaje Agricultura Familiar en América Latina y el Caribe: sector clave para la seguridad alimentaria”.