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22 Dec 2009 description

Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic,

22 Dec 2009 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme

Treizième session

Point 3 de l'ordre du jour

Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l'homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Résumé

Après avoir évoqué l'état de l'insécurité alimentaire au Bénin, le Rapporteur spécial analyse le cadre juridique et institutionnel qui régit le droit à l'alimentation. Il examine ensuite les différentes politiques publiques qui ont un impact significatif sur la réalisation progressive du droit à l'alimentation au Bénin.

30 Nov 2009 description


Introduction

The 2010 Humanitarian Appeal addresses twelve major humanitarian crises around the world. It presents a strategic, concerted action plan for each crisis, bringing together hundreds of aid organizations working together to deliver vital aid effectively and efficiently. It requires donors also to act together to ensure that these joint efforts receive the urgent funding needed to save lives, prevent irrecoverable harm, maintain dignity and restore self-reliance.

25 Nov 2009 description
  • La situation alimentaire des ménages s'améliore globalement dans toute la région avec la généralisation des récoltes.

    - Les missions conjointes CILSS-FAO-FEWS NET-PAM ont estimé des productions moyennes à bonnes dans les zones soudaniennes et guinéennes de tous les pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Par contre, dans la zone sahélienne les productions sont globalement mauvaises avec d'importants déficits au Tchad, au Niger et à l'extrême nord du Nigeria.

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.

21 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank

updated October 21, 2009

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

19 Oct 2009 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 6 August - 7 October 2009.

Appeal target (current): CHF 918,517 (USD 896,114 or EUR 605,283)

Appeal coverage: 91%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 6 August 2009 for CHF 918,517 for 9 months to assist 25,000 beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support this Appeal and related action.

09 Oct 2009 description
  • The outlook for the 2009 - 10 harvest in the eastern basin is average, but several areas affected by adverse weather are likely to exhibit deficits.

    - In the short run, the harvest will lead to a decline in prices, but these will probably stay at above"average levels into 2010.

    - Commercial and public stocks are still relatively low in Nigeria, Chad, and Niger and buying is expected to continue.

- Poor households accessing food through markets will remain exposed to food insecurity.

30 Sep 2009 description
map EARS

Following the alarming food security warning from Niger on 29 January 2010 (see message below) we have reviewed our FAST crop yield estimate for the 2009 growing season for West Africa. Please find below our Sorghum difference yield map, averaged by province. It is based on hourly Meteosat data of the whole 2009 growing season and the previous 5 year. These data have been processed to daily temperature, radiation and evapotranspiration, which then feed a crop growth model.

21 Sep 2009 description
  • La situation alimentaire courante est caractérisée par la fin de la soudure dans la partie guinéenne de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et aussi localement dans le Sahel avec les récoltes précoces de mil, de maïs et du niébé en vert par endroit au Niger, au Nigeria et au Tchad.
03 Sep 2009 description
report Africa Rice Center

Last year international rice prices jumped to record highs sparking widespread food riots in several import-dependent Africa countries

LOME, Togo (3 September 2009) - Following the shock increase in food prices, which sparked food riots in several African cities early last year, several member countries of the Africa Rice Center adopted key policy measures recommended by the Center in 2007 to support the rice sector.

02 Sep 2009 description

The paper develops indicators to look at the performance of the irrigation sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, where demand for food is high and irrigation has a proven potential to boost levels of agricultural productivity. By looking at six indicator categories-institutional framework, water resource use, irrigation area, irrigation technology, agricultural productivity, and poverty and food security-we assess the potential for improving performance in the agricultural food security sector through increasing irrigation sector investments.

02 Sep 2009 description
report World Bank

(updated September 2, 2009)

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

02 Sep 2009 description

Contexte, objectifs et méthodologie

Le Bénin a bénéficié d'une certaine croissance économique depuis le début des années 90 et a connu des progrès encourageants avec une réduction du niveau de la mortalité infantile, infanto juvénile et maternelle. Il reste cependant un des pays les plus pauvres au monde et se classait 163ème sur 177 pour l'indice de développement humain (IDH) en 2007. L'économie est essentiellement basée sur l'agriculture. Le Bénin est l'un des premiers producteurs africains de coton et a été très affecté par la crise de ce secteur en 2005.

31 Aug 2009 description
  • The first growing season (March through July) in the southern reaches of the Gulf of Guinea countries is winding down, with good harvest prospects.
26 Aug 2009 description


- Au sud des pays du Golfe de Guinée, la première saison agricole (mars‐juillet) arrive à terme avec de bonnes perspectives de récoltes. Les récoltes précoces (maïs, igname, arachide) issues de ces zones commencent à arriver sur les marchés locaux et ceux plus éloignés du Sahel.

11 Aug 2009 description
map EARS

11 August 2009 - In Nigeria, the overall yield prospects are good with surpluses of +6% to +12% relative to the 5 years average. In the main maize growing areas, yields could be 18% higher than last year.

11 Aug 2009 description
map EARS

11 August 2009 - In Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal slightly above (up to +5%) five year average yields are anticipated. However local differences within these countries are seen. In Sierra Leone, Benin, Liberia and Togo slightly reduced sorghum yields of -2% to -3% are expected due to drought during the growing season. Sorghum and millet yield prospects are normal for Guinea and Guinea-Bissau (0%). In Niger the prospects are favorable, yield forecasts are 10% higher than last year and the five year average.