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07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.

27 Nov 2017 description

Key points

  • Violence has broken out in unexpected areas of the country, spreading from eastern provinces to central and southeastern areas as well. This has caused Africa’s largest internal displacement crisis, with an alarming humanitarian situation.

19 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Average to below average 2017 season crops due to reduced planting area, erratic rainfall in parts and invasion of Fall Armyworms

  • Inflation rates forecast to slightly increase in 2017

  • Food and livestock prices at high levels driven by limited supplies and ongoing conflict which continue to disrupt markets

  • Humanitarian crisis in Kasai Region and extension of inter-communal conflicts in Tanganyika Region and in eastern part of country continue to deteriorate food security situation

15 Nov 2017 description

ZOONOTIC THREATS

ANIMAL DISEASES THAT ALSO AFFECT HUMANS

Zoonoses are diseases that are naturally transmissible between animals and humans. It is estimated that about 60 percent of known human infectious diseases originate from animals, and that 75 percent of newly emerging diseases affecting humans are zoonotic, with most coming from wildlife. Zoonoses can cause severe and potentially fatal illness in animals and humans, as well as serious epidemics and pandemics.

02 Nov 2017 description

A first atlas on rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa

Development of rural areas can shape the future of migration

2 November, Rome – A first atlas to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa has been published today.

The atlas - Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara - also highlights the important role rural areas will continue to play in shaping the continent’s migration for decades to come.

23 Oct 2017 description

1. Résumé exécutif

La région du Kasaï 1 est confrontée à une crise humanitaire majeure, née d’un conflit entre le pouvoir politique et la chefferie traditionnelle. Depuis septembre 2016, ce conflit a occasionné le déplacement de 1,4 million de personnes (OCHA, flash appeal)

18 Oct 2017 description

Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.

10 Oct 2017 description

Gracias a la financiación de la Comisión Europea, un programa liderado por la FAO ayudará a países de África, el Caribe y el Pacífico a encontrar fuentes alternativas de proteína animal

10 de octubre de 2017, Roma – La FAO presentó hoy una iniciativa destinada a ayudar a los países de África, el Caribe y el Pacífico a frenar la caza de fauna silvestre insostenible, conservar su riqueza natural y fortalecer los medios de subsistencia y la seguridad alimentaria de la población.

06 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

01 Oct 2017 description

Abstract:

The Bulletin highlights outbreaks of transboundary pests and diseases that have the potential to impact food and nutrition security in Southern Africa. It also captures recently concluded and upcoming events that are being organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and stakeholders to improve the capacities of partners in preparedness and response to crop and livestock emergencies in the region.

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

05 Sep 2017 description

Full title of the project:

Achat pour le Progrès (P4P) ‒ Autonomisation de Kabalo

Target areas:

Kabalo

Recipient:Democratic Republic of the CongoDonor:Pooled Fund

Contribution:USD 100 000

29/09/2016-28/02/2017

Project code:OSRO/DRC/603/WFP

Objective:

  • Renforcer et autonomiser les organisations paysannes (OP) agricoles de Kabalo.

Key partners:

04 Sep 2017 description

Durant le mois de juillet 2017, sept produits sur les dix suivis ont connu des hausses de prix dont les plus importantes concernent l’huile végétale (87%), l’huile de palme (24%), le Haricot (11%) et le Riz importé (9%).

Au mois de juillet, les prix de la majorité des produits suivis sont élevés dans le Nord (Bas et Haut-Uele, Tshopo, Tshuapa, Mongala), le Centre (Maniema, Lomami, Kasaï), le Sud-Ouest (Lualaba, Haut-Lomami) l’’Ouest (Kongo central, Kwilu, Kwango) et l’Est (Ituri, Nord-Kivu, Sud-Kivu) du pays.

21 Aug 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Maize production for 2017 tentatively forecast at 5.5 million tonnes, 3 percent below average of previous five years

  • Reduced output mainly reflects poor rains in some central and northern areas

  • Maize prices declined from record highs in April, but still at high levels

  • Food insecurity persists in northern areas as a result of reduced 2017 “masika” harvest

18 Aug 2017 description

CHIFFRES CLÉS

  • 1.4 millions déplacées internes (OCHA, 08/2017)

  • 2.8 millions en crise alimentaire avec 11 ZS en phase d’urgence (IPC 2017)

  • Besoin sécurité alimentaire : 23 millions USD pour atteindre 330 354 personnes (Appel Eclair, 04/2017)

  • 72 000 déplacées avec des familles d’accueil à Tshikapa ville

17 Aug 2017 description

The occurrence of transboundary animal diseases - especially those that can be transmitted to human beings from animals - poses grave socio-economic consequences for Southern Africa. They affect food and nutrition security, human health, livelihoods and national economic development.