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22 Apr 2016 description

Situation

• TC FANTALA formed over the south-western Indian Ocean on 11 April. It then moved west, intensifying. It passed near the island of Farquhar on 17 April at 6.00 UTC with max. sustained wind speed of 241 km/h and on 19 April at 18.00 UTC with max. sustained wind speed of 157 km/h, causing damage. On 21 April at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 230 km southwest of the Agalega islands (Mauritius) and 640 km northeast of Madagascar and it had max. sustained wind speed of 167 km/h.

21 Apr 2016 description

Overview

Rainfall has been erratic since May 2015, exacerbated by El-Nino conditions between September 2015 and February 2016.

Rainfall between 25% and 75% lower than the average of the last 20 years.

80% Losses predicted for the next harvest in May-June 2016.

30% to 85% Loss from previous main harvest in June 2015 (maize, rice, cassava) compared to the past 5 years average, while it was between 6% and 10% at the national level.

19 Apr 2016 description
  • TC FANTALA continued moving north-west, intensifying. On 18 April at 18.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 300 km north of Madagascar and it had max. sustained wind speed of 259 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to turn south-east remaining still an intense Tropical Cyclone. Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to affect Farquhar and Cerf islands (Seychelles), as well as the northern and north-eastern areas of Madagascar.
10 Apr 2016 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Sunday 4/10/2016 - 20:17 GMT | 252 words

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Sunday appointed a new prime minister, two days after the island nation was plunged into confusion when the previous premier denied having stepped down.

The new head of government was named as current interior minister Olivier Solonandrasana, according to a statement read out by Roger Ralala, secretary general of the presidency.

08 Apr 2016 description

Antananarivo, MADAGASCAR | AFP | vendredi 08/04/2016 - 17:27 GMT

par Tsiresena MANJAKAHERY

Après plusieurs semaines de conflit au sein de l'exécutif, la présidence malgache a annoncé vendredi la démission du Premier ministre Jean Ravelonarivo mais ce dernier a nié avoir quitté ses fonctions, créant la confusion dans un pays qui sort tout juste d'une longue crise politique.

08 Apr 2016 description
report World Bank

SOUMIS PAR JUMANA QAMRUDDIN LE MERCREDI, 06/04/2016 CO-AUTEUR(S): CHARLOTTE KENNEDY, WILLIAM W. SCHMITT

01 Apr 2016 description

Drought conditions will drive poor crop production and an early 2016/17 lean season

Key Messages

  • A delayed harvest and localized crop failures of maize have been recorded across some southern and southwestern counties due to an El Nino-related drought and poor spatial and temporal rainfall distribution. Significantly below-average off-season production of cassava is also expected. Worst-affected areas will include Tsihombe and coastal areas of Ampanihy.

31 Mar 2016 description
  • The combination of a poor 2014/15 season and an extreme early dry spell during the 2015/16 rainy season to date (November to February) over southern and western Madagascar has resulted in an intense drought. The southern and western parts of Madagascar are facing one of the driest rainy seasons in 35 years.

  • According to a joint survey conducted by WFP, FAO, UNICEF and OCHA in February 2016, the current crop production forecast suggest that less than 20% of the planted crops will be harvested.

29 Mar 2016 description

Madagascar connaît, depuis 2012, une invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache, Locusta migratoria capito (Saussure, 1884), qui menace dangereusement les productions agropastorales. Afin de répondre à cette invasion acridienne et assurer la mobilisation des ressources, une requête d’assistance technique et financière a été soumise par le Ministère de l’agriculture malgache à l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) le 5 décembre 2012.

24 Mar 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 22 mars 2016 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd'hui un crédit de l’Association internationale du développement (IDA) d'un montant total de 53 millions de dollar pour soutenir le projet de l´Agriculture pour la croissance rurale et gestion des terres (CASEF) du gouvernement de Madagascar. L’objectif principal du projet est d'améliorer la sécurité du régime foncier rural et l'accès aux marchés pour les ménages ciblés dans les chaînes de valeur des filières agricoles sélectionnées.

24 Mar 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today an International Development Association (IDA)* credit totaling US$53 million in support of the Government of Madagascar’s Agriculture Rural Growth and Land Management project (CASEF). The project will help improve rural land tenure security and access to markets for targeted households in selected agricultural value chains.

16 Mar 2016 description

Les travaux de construction d’un magasin central de stockage de pesticides et de traitement de fûts vides ont démarré à Madagascar.

10 Mar 2016 description

Durant la 2ème décade de décembre 2015, une forte pluviosité (excédentaire pour les besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire) a été enregistrée dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire, l’Aire de multiplication initiale et l’Aire transitoire de multiplication des compartiments Centre et Nord selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien ; les conditions pluviométriques n’étaient favorables au Criquet migrateur malgache que dans l’Aire transitoire de multiplication et l’Aire de densation du compartiment Sud.

09 Mar 2016 description

Key Messages

  • An El Niño-related drought is ongoing in the South and West, with certain areas facing one of the driest rainy seasons in 35 years. Although sufficient rainfall in central and northern parts of country will contribute to near-average harvests in those areas, staple food production at a national-level will likely be below-average due to significant declines in production in drought-affected areas.

26 Feb 2016 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

24 Feb 2016 description

Feb 2016

Diagnostic

Durant la 1ère décade de décembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité erratique et sporadique au niveau de l’Aire grégarigène , les conditions écologiques étaient encore assez favorables aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache, principalement dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire et l’Aire de multiplication initiale. mais les marges côtières restaient encore arides. Dans l’Aire d’invasion, les conditions pluviométriques semblaient favorables pour le développement du Criquet migrateur malgache.