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08 Dec 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As the year draws to a close, FAO’s latest estimate confirms a record high global cereal production in 2011, which should be sufficient to cover the expected increase in utilization in 2011/12 and also allow a moderate replenishment of world reserves.

  • International grain prices remained mostly under downward pressure in November, reflecting the confirmation of a strong recovery in production amid deteriorating world economic prospects and a stronger US dollar.

29 Nov 2011 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease out-breaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present signifi-cant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East and Central Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

16 Nov 2011 description
report African Union

PRESS RELEASE Nº 147/2011

Addis Ababa, 16 November 2011- The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, hosted the Meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) today Wednesday 16 November 2011, at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

07 Nov 2011 description

At a recent workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, jointly organized by TDRP and DPKO, 40 participants discussed what national ownership meant in their efforts to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate (DDR) combatants.

Eleven African countries and Colombia were represented. Participants included current and former heads of DDR commissions, and representatives from civil society, donor countries and multilateral organizations.

Why promote national ownership?

26 Oct 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3318

Deuxième Commission
22e séance – matin

Le monde doit investir 83 milliards de dollars supplémentaires par an pour pouvoir nourrir durablement les 9 milliards de personnes qui habiteront la Terre en 2050, prévient la FAO

26 Oct 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3318

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Second Committee
22nd Meeting (AM)

Farmers were not just farmers, they were also entrepreneurs and should be treated as such, the representative of the Netherlands told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today as it concluded its consideration of agriculture development and food security.

27 Sep 2011 description

27 Sep 2011 09:00 Source: Reuters // Reuters

By Kate Kelland

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The GAVI international immunisations group said on Tuesday it had agreed more than 50 new deals to fund potentially life-saving vaccines for children in 37 developing countries.

27 Sep 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11154

Assemblée générale
Soixante-sixième session
25e, 26e & 27 séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

L’Assemblée générale a poursuivi, aujourd’hui, son débat général entamé le mercredi 21 septembre, plusieurs pays s’attachant à développer son thème principal sur le rôle de la médiation dans le règlement des conflits par des moyens pacifiques. Les « soulèvements arabes » ont également été au cœur de nombreuses interventions.

05 Sep 2011 description
report Food for the Hungry

"I think this is one of the best things we could ever do for HIV; it's one of the most successful prevention methods," says FH's HIV/AIDS programs coordinator, Kim Buttonow, MPH. "You can have an HIV-free generation."

By expanding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), children of HIV-positive mothers actually could choose whether to protect themselves from the deadly virus, instead of being born with it.

17 Aug 2011 description
report ACTED

CONTENTS - SOMMAIRE

FOCUS Horn of Africa: a predictable crisis - FOCUS Corne de l'Afrique : une crise prévisible

Economic development at the heart of recovery in Cote d’Ivoire - Une activité économique pour se reconstruire en Côte d’Ivoire

Food distributions in Tillabery, Niger - Distributions alimentaires à Tillabéri au Niger

Pointe Noire able to fight Polio (Congo) - Pointe Noire à même de combattre la polio (République du Congo)

Launching the Afghanistan Livelihoods Network - Lancement du Afghanistan Livelihoods Network

22 Jul 2011 description

By Azale Gulilat, JRS Social Worker, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 18 July 2011 – Eighteen asylum seekers and undocumented refugees now have sufficient knowledge to start their own business, after participating in a four-day workshop in basic business skills, organised by JRS in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

“Business skills are important because they help you become independent and sustain your family, no matter where you will live in the future”, said the Project Director of the JRS Emergency Needs Programme, Hanna Petros, at the beginning of the training.

24 May 2011 description

Barbara Barungi, Kazuhiro Numasawa, Adeleke Salami and Adalbert Nshimyumuremyi

23 May 2011 description

The WFP Aviation Service had a busy and challenging year in 2010 responding to emergencies in Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Niger, in addition to providing year-round air services for the humanitarian community in 13 countries affected by war and poverty. WFP Aviation is the world’s leading air service when it comes to saving lives. It is unlike any other airline: 80 percent of the 240 destinations served by WFP Aviation are in places which commercial airlines consider no-fly zones.

31 Mar 2011 description
report World Bank

Bank's Global Food Crisis Response Program has helped 44 countries counter crisis by investing in agriculture, feeding programs.

Eight countries receiving help from G20-requested Global Agriculture and Food Security Program; 17 additional countries seeking assistance.

About 3.5 million children under 5 in developing countries die from undernutrition-related causes each year.

April 1, 2011— The 2008 food crisis hit poor people in Togo hard.

07 Mar 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF launches USD 1.4 billion appeal in response to most extreme crises

GENEVA, 7 March 2011 - UNICEF released the Humanitarian Action for Children Report (HAC) 2011 today, requesting $1.4 billion in its annual appeal to donors to assist children and women caught in the throes of crises.

07 Mar 2011 description

AFTERNOON

7 March 2011

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a clustered interactive dialogue with Jeremy Sarkin, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances, El Hadji Malick Sow, Chairperson of the Working Group on arbitrary detention, and Chaloka Beyani, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

07 Mar 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Renforcer la résilience : l'UNICEF lance le rapport sur l'« Action humanitaire pour les enfants 2011 »

Le rapport demande 1,4 milliard de dollars é.-U. pour répondre aux crises les plus extrêmes

Par Chris Niles

NEW YORK, états-Unis, 7 mars 2011 - L'UNICEF a lancé un appel de 1,4 milliard de dollars é.-U. pour répondre à des crises humanitaires de plus en plus graves.

01 Mar 2011 description

Global wheat production to increase in 2011

Cereal import bill in poor food-deficit countries rising due to higher international prices

23 March 2011, Rome - FAO's first forecast for world wheat production in 2011 stands at 676 million tonnes, representing a growth of 3.4 percent from 2010, the March 2011 edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report said today.