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30 Dec 2009 description

Luanda - At least 170 hectares, out of a total of 400 of land available, have been prepared for the coming agricultural season in Luanda's Viana district, the provincial director of agriculture, Maria Jeorgina da Paz, announced.

The official added that this figure is part of the he institution's forecast that expects a greater production in the 2009/2010 period, according to the programme meant for reducing famine and creating incentives to production.

This perspective she said, is part of the rural extension project and supports such micro credit programmes, that includes …

09 Dec 2009 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

04 Dec 2009 description

Summary

The Desert Locust situation continued developing in western Mauritania in early to mid-November. The national locust control center (CNLA) treated close to 9,560 during this month (close to 13,770 ha since 11 September, 2009). CNLA staff and three survey specialists - two from Morocco and one from Libya continued operations in Mauritania in November.

03 Dec 2009 description

As the hunger season sets in, food security conditions remain generally stable over most of the region. This is in line with the improved regional food availability over the 2009/10 consumption period on account of better food crop production in most SADC countries. Adequate on?farm and market food availability has contributed to relatively stable food prices. Price stability has facilitated adequate access by market?dependent households.

27 Nov 2009 description

Luanda - The World Bank (WB) will grant to Angola a credit of USD 30 million aimed at supporting the farmers in the provinces of Bié, Huambo and Malanje.

This financing accord was signed last Thursday in Luanda between the World Bank and the Ministry of Planning.

The funding, to be implemented in a medium term, will benefit at least 120.000 families and it is aimed at supporting mainly small rural farmers to boost the agricultural activity, increase the family's income and reduce poverty rate in the communities.

According to the official of the World Bank, the credit comprises …

16 Nov 2009 description

Responsables des projets et programmes, experts du développement agricole et rural et fonctionnaires du FIDA discutent de l'accès au marché et de l'intégration de l'agiculture et de l'élevage comme moyens d'améliorer la productivité agricole.

Bujumbura, le 16 novembre 2009. Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) organise du 16 au 19 novembre 2009 à Bujumbura, Burundi, un atelier régional sur l'exécution de ses projets et des programmes en Afrique de l'Est et Australe.

16 Nov 2009 description

This report was issued by the Regional Office for Southern Africa. It covers the period from 23 October to 13 November 2009. The next report will be issued within the next two-three weeks.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

Angola

- The estimated number of Angolan nationals expelled from DRC has reached 51,508, according to the Angolan Ministry of Social Affairs and Reintegration (MINARS) as of end October 2009.

15 Nov 2009 description

Houston - The director of the US oil company ( Chevron) for Southern Africa business strategy, Steve Freeman, said recently in Houston (USA) that the recent memorandum signed by Clusa, Chevron and Usaid will help revitalise the small and medium scale agriculture in Angola.

The investment of six million dollars will help increase Angola's capacity, reduce poverty and promote sustainable development, said the source while talking at a ceremony organised by Chevron, as part of the celebrations of the country's independence day, November 11.

The ceremony was attended by …

31 Oct 2009 description
  1. Flash urgences

    1. Près de 20 000 personnes expulsées d'Angola

    Des milliers de congolais refoulés de l'Angola affluent dans les localités voisines de la frontière, en RDC, o=F9 ils sont enregistrés. Ils arrivent après avoir été dépouillés de tout. La tension monte et est forte dans cette partie de la RDC.

30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

22 Oct 2009 description

This report was issued by the Regional Office of Southern Africa. It covers the period from 11 to 22 October 2009. The next report will be issued within the next two weeks.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Representatives of the Angolan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Governments met in Kinshasa on 13 October 2009, and publicly regretted the recent 'migration incidents' between the two countries.

16 Oct 2009 description

Faits saillants

- Missions inter-agences évaluent besoins des expulsés Angola/RDC et ressortissants centrafricains

- Le retour des déplacés continue dans la province du Nord-Kivu

- La situation sécuritaire se dégrade au Sud-Kivu dans le territoire d'Uvira

- La flambée de cholera à Kalemie connaït une légère baisse

Contexte général

Protection des civils

- Dans le Nord-Kivu, des éléments armés des Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC) ont enrôlés des habitants du village de Burora dans le territoire de Masisi, notamment des femmes allaitantes …

16 Oct 2009 description

Ce bulletin couvre la période allant du 9 au 15 octobre 2009

Faits saillants :

- Une mission inter-agences se trouve dans la province de l'Equateur pour trouver une réponse à la situation des réfugiés centrafricains de Mobayi Mbongo.

- Le Kasai Occidental connait un taux de fécondité de 7,7 %, le plus fort du pays.

- Le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur les exécutions extrajudiciaires qualifie les prisons congolaises de dépotoir o=F9 l'on entasse des ennemis de l'Etat.

Contexte général

L'environnement sociopolitique de la République Démocratique du …

16 Oct 2009 description

Headlines

- Inter-agency missions assess needs of expulsees between Angola and DRC, and newly arrived Central Africans

- Return of IDPs continues in the Nord-Kivu province

- Security situation worsens and human rights violations intensify in the Uvira territory of the Sud-Kivu province

- The cholera outbreak in the Katanga province continues, but with a slight decrease

Overall developments

Protection of civilians

- In the Nord-Kivu province, members of the national army have reportedly forced local civilians in the village of Burora, in the Masisi territory, to help …

30 Sep 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

30 Sep 2009 description

Introduction

Global warming is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. Increasing global temperatures are bringing about rapid changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather.

30 Sep 2009 description

Faits marquants :

Au Nord-Kivu, les déplacés des camps autour de Goma se sont regroupés dans un seul camp à la suite des mouvements de retour observés.

Dans le Sud-Kivu, les retours sont timides mais on note principalement de nouveaux déplacés fuyant les opérations militaires en cours.

03 Sep 2009 description

1.0 SUMMARY

October to March constitutes the main rainfall season over most of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region. From October to December 2009, most of the western parts of conterminous SADC will have an increased chance of receiving normal to below-normal rainfall with the exception of extreme west of Angola, northern Mozambique, bulk of Malawi and eastern parts of Zambia which are expected to receive above-normal rainfall. The eastern part of conterminous SADC is likely to have an increased chance of receiving normal to above-normal rainfall.