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Madagascar + 12 others
Southern Africa: Malnutrition Snapshot (as of July 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW: MALNUTRITION

Malnutrition levels, particularly stunting levels, in the southern Africa region are very high, as is reflected in child nutritional status. All the countries in the region have stunting levels that are of concern, above the 20% World Health Organization (WHO) threshold for stunting.

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Madagascar: Bulletin de situation acridienne - Bulletin de la troisième décade de mai 2014 (2014-D15)

Durant la troisième décade de mai 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité était déficitaire à nulle dans toute la Grande-Île (figure 1). Cependant, les relevés effectués dans l’Aire grégarigène montraient que la plage optimale pluviométrique (annexe 1) était atteinte dans certaines localités du compartiment Sud de l’Aire transitoire de multiplication (15,5 mm à Amboasary, 19,0 mm à Behara et 12,0 mm à Tranomaro) et dans l’Aire de densation du même compartiment (26,5 mm à Sampona).

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Madagascar + 4 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 15 - 21 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Regional:
At the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis meeting in early July, the following information was presented:

  • For the 11 countries for which crop production data was available, cereal harvest increased by 15 per cent from 33.5 million tons in 2013 to 38.7 million tons in 2014. This is also 20 per cent above the five-year average.

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Le PAM soutient un programme national

Le PAM à Madagascar appuie le processus de développement d’un programme national d’Alimentation Scolaire du Gouvernement, à travers le Ministère de l’Education Nationale (MEN), tout en renforçant son soutien aux institutions nationales œuvrant dans ce domaine.

Un atelier qui commence aujourd’hui marque le début d’un processus de mise en place d’un programme national de cantines scolaires.

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Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 8 - 14 July 2014

Madagascar:

Following village reconciliation efforts, some 315 households in Amboasary-Sud that were displaced due to inter-communal conflict, will start returning home on 14 July, according to the Madagascar Red Cross

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Madagascar: Bulletin de situation acridienne - Bulletin de la première décade de mai 2014 (2014-D13)

Durant la première décade de mai 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité était déficitaire, voire nulle, sur une bande diagonale d’environ 200 km de large, d’Antsiranana (AINE) à Toliara (AD-C), et que la plage optimale pluviométrique était atteinte dans l’Aire d’invasion septentrionale Betsiboka (AIC-NO-B) et l’Aire d’invasion Centrale bande côtière (AIC-O) et bassin de Morafenobe (AIC-MN).

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Madagascar + 1 other
Reforms to Food Aid in the Farm Bill will Help Spur Local Markets

July 3, 2014 by Melissa Stevens

Washington, D.C. – John Clement was 14 months old when his mother first brought him to a clinic run by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Madagascar. He weighed 15 pounds which put him in the red zone – a classification denoting severe under nutrition.

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Les enfants du rugby participent à la promotion de la campagne "Plaquer la faim" du PAM

Antananarivo – Des enfants venant de centres bénéficiant de l’assistance alimentaire du Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unis (PAM) participeront vendredi 04 juillet à un match d’exhibition pour promouvoir le partenariat « Plaquer la faim » du PAM et la Fédération Internationale de Rugby (International Rugby Board – IRB).

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Madagascar Remote Monitoring Report June 2014

Improved 2013/2014 rice production expected to support Minimal acute food insecurity through September

Key Messages

  • National rice production in Madagascar for the 2013/2014 season is expected to be approximately 4.3 million metric tons, which is near the five-year average and a 19 percent improvement from 2013. Local and imported rice prices were at or slightly below their prior-year levels in May, maintaining stable access for poor households to the preferred staple food.

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Debriefing and results of the first locust control campaign in Madagascar

A debriefing on the results of the first locust control campaign (2013/14) of the Three year Programme in response to the locust plague, was held on Friday 27 June 2014 at the FAO Representation in Madagascar. This debriefing, jointly chaired by the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Roland Ravatomanga, and the FAO Representative, was attended by national stakeholders as well as technical and financial partners.

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Madagascar Price Bulletin June 2014

Locally-produced rice (riz Gasy) is the most important staple food for households in northern and central Madagascar. Dried cassava is the primary staple food in the south, although it is consumed in other parts of the country when household food stocks are low.

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Le financement des cantines scolaires est un défi majeur

A Madagascar, "il est difficile de trouver un financement pour l'année scolaire à venir”, affirme Willlem van Milink, Représentant du PAM à Madagascar.

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Response to the Locust Plague in Madagascar - Campaign 2013/14, Interim Report N. 1, September 2013 - February 2014

The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague started in April 2012. Rice, other crops and pasture resources for livestock are at risk of considerable damage by the locust plague, which can have a wider impact on domestic supply and cereal prices. The locust plague threatens the food and nutrition security of 13 million people in Madagascar.

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Southern Africa: Weekly Report (17 to 23 June 2014)

Madagascar:

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Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 17 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Since April 2012, Madagascar has been facing a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, that threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people in the country, 9 million of whom earn a living from agriculture.

• It is estimated that at least three successive locust control campaigns costing USD 43.9 million are required to return to a recession of the locust populations by treating over 2 million hectares between September 2013 and September 2016. One or two campaigns alone will not be enough to reach this objective.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 10 - 16 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Madagascar:

Cattle raiding and insecurity incidents reportedly continue in the south, despite the deployment of over 100 Gendarmes for security. Some 1,400 IDPs remain in the town of Amboasary supported by local authorities, the Madagascar Red Cross (shelter, health, wash) and WFP (food). IDPs are refusing to return home as long as insecurity persists. UN agencies and OCHA ROSA are awaiting an improvement of the security situation to start assessments.

South Africa:

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GIEWS Country Brief: Madagascar 12-June-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Average rice production outlook for the 2014 crop

  • Rice prices decrease in the second quarter of 2014 and remain close to their year-earlier values

  • Food security conditions are expected to improve this year compared to last year

Rice production in 2014 expected to recover

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Madagascar + 29 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for May with a Forecast till Mid-July, 2014

Summary

During May, several Desert Locust (SGR1) swarms from northwestern Somalia invaded eastern Ethiopia. On May 14th, an immature swarm dominated the sky over the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (see picture below). This is an extremely rare phenomenon that has not been in more than half a century. The swarm is believed to have escaped from eastern Ethiopia passing through the Rift Valley and crossing Awash where it destroyed a sugarcane plantation. No damage was reported in Addis and the swarm was later seen heading northwest and reached Gojjam.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (3 to 9 June 2014)

Madagascar:

Further support is being provided to authorities in assisting the 1,400 people displaced by clashes between the two villages of Andranondambo and Ambatotsivala in Androy, southern Madagascar, which took place on 8 May, including distribution of food, health and non-food items.

Mozambique:

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