Agriculture

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29 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• According to the latest Cadre Harmonisé (CH) report released in March, more than 50,000 people could experience famine-like conditions across the three most affected states of the North-East region from June to August;

• While humanitarian partners have scaled up emergency response in all sectors, gaps remain and new needs continue to emerge in outlying areas due to population movements and returns;

28 Mar 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:29 GMT

More than 10,000 buffalo of Badush were a key source of meat and dairy products in western Mosul

By John Davison

MOSUL, Iraq, March 28 (Reuters) - In a field off a main road south of Mosul, a stray dog picked at the body of a dead buffalo calf, part of an exhausted herd brought 20 miles on foot by farmers forced to abandon their land in the fight against Islamic State.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

28 Mar 2017 description

Apiyeiw Akwor is the sole bread winner in her household. Her husband died some nine years ago, and now Apiyeiw raises her two children on her own. Apiyeiw’s life is hard. And continued hurdles from climate change – recent droughts caused by El Niño, land degradation, changing rainfall patterns – make it even harder.

Apiyeiw used to plant sorghum and maize along the banks of the Baro River – relying on rains to water the crops. But she never got much more than four quintals (about 400kg) per harvest.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Voice of America

Las intensas lluvias que cayeron por 15 horas en el norte costero del Pacífico provocaron el lunes el desborde de un río clave, el Piura, el más importante de la región agrícola de Perú.

Las aguas entraron la ciudad que lleva el miso nombre del río, y convirtieron a su plaza de armas, supermercados y zonas urbanas en una extensa piscina.

La industria lechera reportó pérdidas por 14 millones de dólares en otras regiones cercanas.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Como parte de la estrategia se destaca el montaje en el municipio de Palmira de un sistema de riego por enrollador de veinte hectáreas y la entrega a campesinos de otros dispositivos de este tipo instalados en las orillas de las presas.

La reciente colocación de cincuenta paneles solares y bombas sumergibles para la conducción del agua hacia espacios dedicados a la ganadería ha posibilitado cesar el empleo de pipas para acarrear el líquido a más de 8 100 animales.

28 Mar 2017 description

The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the United Nations World Food Programme in Sierra Leone collects vital information on food security indicators throughout the country. In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security and key stakeholders WFP works to identify, understand and address food insecurity and vulnerability. This is the first issue of the Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin, covering the period June 2016 to January 2017.

28 Mar 2017 description

Madagascar : le travail de l’équipe pays interinstitutions récompensé pour ses bons résultats

28 mars 2017, Rome - Force est de constater que les trois agences alimentaires des Nations Unies basées à Rome sont plus fortes lorsqu'elles travaillent ensemble. Aujourd'hui, le travail du personnel de l'équipe pays interinstitutions de Madagascar, visant à promouvoir la résilience rurale et à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire sur l'île, a été salué.

28 Mar 2017 description

Oruro, 28 mar (ABI).- El alcalde del municipio de Turco, Oruro, Freddy Mollo, informó el martes que en la última semana se tuvo eventos climáticos que afectaron más de seis hectáreas de quinua y algunos bofedales.

"Hemos recibido reportes de dos puntos donde se tenía sembradíos de quinua y también se enterraron algunos bofedales a causa de granizo torrencial que ha llegado por esas zonas", indicó.

28 Mar 2017 description

Sucre, 27 mar (ABI).- El alcalde de Macharetí, Eduviges Chambaye, informó el lunes que 10 familias de la comunidad de Carandaity fueron afectadas por las intensas lluvias y el desborde de una laguna natural que ocasionaron el desplome de tres viviendas y otras nueve están en riesgo, en esa región del departamento de Chuquisaca.

28 Mar 2017 description

Interagency country team in Madagascar recognized for teamwork that yields results

28 March 2017, Rome - In an example of how the UN's three Rome-based food agencies are stronger working as one, staff from the Madagascar interagency country team were today recognized for their work to promote rural resilience and boost food security in the African island nation.

28 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Despite the Minister of Agriculture’s maize export ban on commercial traders, exports of maize through WFP’s humanitarian window continues. As of 28 February, cumulative tonnage dispatches (13,000 mt contract) was 5,348 mt.

28 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted 10,000 refugees in Nyarugusu refugee camp through its Cash Based Transfer Pilot. The cash programme adds TShs 200 million (USD 89,000) each month into the local economy potentially creating more opportunities for the host community.

Operational Updates

28 Mar 2017 description

Two million people in the breakaway Horn of Africa republic -- about half its population -- face starvation after an acute drought killed their livestock

By George Obulutsa and Abdirahman Hussein

BURAO, Somalia, March 28 (Reuters) - In a makeshift camp beside a disused airfield in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland, 32-year old Nima Mohamed sits next to an open wood fire, boiling a kettle of black tea.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 28 2017 (IPS) - The Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) is warning countries in the region that the same abnormal climate conditions they have experienced over the last few years, which resulted in some of the worst drought in two decades, could continue this year.

Several Caribbean countries, particularly in the eastern Caribbean, experienced a drier than normal February, and in some cases both February and January were relatively dry, CDPMN said.

28 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued to provide seasonal assistance and emergency support to 100,000 food-insecure people including displaced households and host communities affected by conflict.

  • WFP has a critical funding constraint for nutrition and school meals activities. A total of USD 40 million is urgently required to meet project needs in the next six months. Resource gaps may force WFP to cut rations and/or reduce the number of people assisted.

Operational Updates

28 Mar 2017 description

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the largest and most volatile in the world. The pace of displacement over the past three years is nearly without precedent. In 2014, over 2.5 million civilians were displaced in Iraq; in 2015, more than an additional 1 million were forced to flee. During the past year, nearly 700,000 people in areas impacted by the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been newly displaced. Every one of the nine major military campaigns during 2016 has created new displacement.

28 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

A commentary from 10 leading academics and humanitarian professionals

Six years after a famine killed a quarter of a million people in Somalia, the country is threatened with another. Famines only occur if political decision-makers allow them to; it is imperative that the right decisions are made now. But have we learnt enough from the mistakes of 2011?

28 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Desde el 31 de enero al 14 de marzo de 2017, se vienen registrando fuertes precipitaciones pluviales ocasionando inundaciones, huaycos, deslizamientos y desbordes que vienen afectando viviendas, vías de comunicación, instituciones educativas, locales públicos y áreas de cultivo en las provincias de Lambayeque.