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24 Apr 2017 description

Graziano da Silva: 20 million people could starve to death in next six months

24 April 2017, Rome - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, FAO Directory-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the opening of the UN agency's Council.

23 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable rains and continued Government support contributed to bumper cereal output in 2016

  • Cereal prices declining in recent months

  • Improved food security situation anticipated in marketing year 2016/17 (November/October)

Above-average cereal production gathered in 2016

Seasonal dry conditions prevail in most parts of the country. Land preparation and planting of the 2017 cereal crops will begin with the arrival of the rains, usually from June.

23 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Paddy production in 2017 foreseen to decrease slightly, mainly on anticipation of area cuts

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to increase slightly from last year’s high level

Paddy production in 2017 foreseen to decrease slightly, on anticipation of area cuts

23 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production continues to expand

  • Continued assistance needed for vulnerable people

Above-average cereal production harvested in 2016

Land preparation for 2017 cereal crops is underway in the South of the country and planting of the 2017 main maize crop is expected to start soon with the onset of the rains.

23 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production forecast to decline in 2017

  • Cereal exports in 2017/18 (July/June) anticipated to decline

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour remained stable over last six months

Cereal production forecast to decline in 2017

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

7 entries found
24 Apr 2017 description
job Closing date: 07 May 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Position Title: Field Project Assistant

Contract Type: National Project Personnel

Duty Station: Maralal, Samburu County

Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Position Level: SC4

Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension

Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals

Anticipated Start Date: May 2017

Background

24 Apr 2017 description
job Closing date: 07 May 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Position Title: National Project Manager

Contract Type: National Project Personnel

Duty Station: Maralal, Samburu County

Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Position Level: SC8

Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension

Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals

Anticipated Start Date: May 2017

Background

18 Apr 2017 description
job Closing date: 28 Apr 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Contract duration: 6 months with possibility of extension of extension subject to funding

Tasks and responsibilities:

The Natural Resource Officer will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for South Sudan and the direct supervision of the Deputy FAO Representative. The Natural Resource Officer will collaborate with the Programme, Operations and Administrative Units and consult with the relevant Technical Units at FAO headquarters, RAF and SFE, and the Lead Technical Officer. Specifically, the incumbent will:

18 Apr 2017 description
job Closing date: 28 Apr 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Contract duration: 6 months with possibility of extension of extension subject to funding

Tasks and responsibilities: The Animal Health and Production Officer will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for South Sudan and the direct supervision of the Deputy FAO Representative. The Animal Health and Production Officer will collaborate with the Programme, Operations and Administrative Units and consult with the relevant Technical Units at FAO headquarters, RAF and SFE, and the Lead Technical Officer.

Specifically, the incumbent will:

18 Apr 2017 description
job Closing date: 28 Apr 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Tasks and responsibilities: The Agro-pastoralist Officer will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for South Sudan and the direct supervision of the Deputy FAO Representative. The Livelihoods Specialist will collaborate with the Programme, Operations and Administrative Units, and consult with the relevant Technical Units at FAO headquarters, RAF and SFE, and the Lead Technical Officer. Specifically, the incumbent will carry out the following:

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