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04 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and also to legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton.

04 Jul 2017 description
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03 Jul 2017 description

Fostering sustainable agriculture and rural development can ease challenges

2 July 2017, Rome - Youth employment should be at the centre of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization José Graziano da Silva told a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at FAO headquarters in Rome.

03 Jul 2017 description

Promouvoir l’agriculture durable et le développement rural peut contribuer à relever le défi

2 juillet 2017, Rome - «Le chômage des jeunes devrait figurer au cœur de toutes les stratégies destinées à relever les défis économiques et démographiques inhérents au continent africain», a déclaré M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, depuis le siège de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture qui servait de cadre à une réunion conjointe entre l'Union européenne et l'Union africaine.

08 Jun 2017 description

CONTEXTE

La chenille légionnaire d’automne (Spodoptera frugiperda) est un insecte ravageur qui attaque plus de 80 espèces de plantes, causant des dégâts à des céréales d’importance économique telles que le maïs, le riz et le sorgho, mais aussi aux cultures maraîchères et au coton.

06 Jun 2017 description

Situation Generale en mai 2017

Prevision jusqu'a'mi-juillet 2017

04 May 2017 description

Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration, indicated scientists attending the Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on the Fall Armyworm in Nairobi this week.

03 May 2017 description
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General Situation during April 2017
Forecast until mid-June 2017

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

12 Apr 2017 description

Situation Générale en mars 2017

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2017

07 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average 2016 cereal harvests due to favourable rainfall during the cropping season

  • Food prices are mostly stable, reflecting increased supplies from recent harvests

  • About 22 000 people in need of urgent assistance for food

Above-average harvest gathered in 2016

04 Apr 2017 description
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General Situation during March 2017
Forecast until mid-May 2017

26 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects favourable for 2016 cereal harvests due to adequate rainfall during cropping season

  • Significant downward pressure on coarse grain prices due to increased supplies from first season crop harvests

  • About 77 000 people in need of urgent assistance for food

Overall prospects favourable for 2016 food crops production

19 Oct 2016 description
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Jeunesse: le présent et l’avenir de l’agriculture

Un don de 4 millions de dollars du Fonds fiduciaire de solidarité africain vise à renforcer la création d’emplois dans ces pays

19 Oct 2016 description
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Youth: Present and Future of Agriculture

$4 million Africa Solidarity Trust Fund grant aims to help countries strengthen job creation

19 October 2016, Rome - FAO and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.

26 Sep 2016 description

Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions:

1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides) and agricultural equipment, even if these efforts have not met the expressed needs.

26 Sep 2016 description

Key Points

  • Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

  • Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.

  • Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine)