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Food Security Sector Situation Report 17 (30 July 2014)

Highlights

  • Cessation of hostilities is urgently needed.

  • 250,000 people in need of food and other assistance.

  • Humanitarian assistance limited by safety conditions.

  • Massive destruction of houses and productive assets continue.

  • High and still increasing death-toll.

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Food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funds dry up

Efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists with life-saving emergency livelihood kits are at risk due to a funding shortfall, aggravating the risk of famine in some areas of the country.

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African Solidarity Trust Fund - by Africans for Africans

A unique, Africa-led fund to improve agriculture and food security across the continent has become a reality. Officially launched in June 2013 with funding totalling over US $ 40 million from Equatorial Guinea, Angola and group of civil society organizations in the Republic of Congo.

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

Watch the press conference (Friday 11:30 am)

11/07/2014 - The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.

JOBS

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Market analysis and voucher programme expert

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Background

Within the framework of its Emergency Livelihood Response Programme, FAO South Sudan plans to implement a number of voucher programs to improve vulnerable households’ access to fish, milk, vegetables, fishing equipment and agricultural inputs. The voucher programmes will link food insecure households in urban areas with rural producers and fisherfolk.

In some areas, access to vulnerable communities will be severely constrained by volatile security flooding and extremely poor road infrastructure.

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Economist P-3

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Investment Centre Division (TCI) promotes investment in agriculture and rural development in developing countries and countries in transition, assisting governments, international financing institutions (IFIs) and other development partners with the strategic planning and implementation of their investments to achieve growth, poverty alleviation, food security and nutrition goals.

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Field Liaison and Support Officer (International consultant)

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for South Sudan, the direct supervision of the Emergency Response Manager, and in consultation with the Emergency Response Team and relevant partners, the Field Liaison and Support Officer will provide support for the implementation of the activities at State/County level and act as a liaison between FAO field offices and FAO Juba. In particular, he will:

· Travel extensively to FAO Field offices in South Sudan;

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Legal Consultant Roster – Professional

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2014 Food and Agriculture Organization

Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO)

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Legal Consultant Roster – Professional

Vacancy No. IRC2572

Deadline for Applications: 1 August 2014

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