the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- FYR Macedonia: Cold Wave - Jan 2017
- FYR Macedonia: Flash Floods - Aug 2016
- FYR Macedonia: Flash Floods and Mudslides - Aug 2015
- South-Eastern Europe: Floods - Feb 2015
- FYR Macedonia: Cold Wave - Dec 2014
- FYR Macedonia: Floods - Feb 2013
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Forest Fires - Jul 2007
- Central/Eastern Europe: Heat Wave - Jul 2007
Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition
A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition
Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.
CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
Prospects for the 2001 cereal crops remain somewhat uncertain after exceptionally dry winter conditions, especially in eastern parts of the country. Winter wheat production in particular has been severely affected in some counties and, as a result, the overall output could fall below average this year.
Latest reports indicate that exceptionally dry winter conditions, especially in eastern parts of the country, could affect the 2001 cereal crops. Winter wheat production in particular is forecast to fall by as much as 50 percent in some counties. Although there are already strong indications that the overall output will fall below average this year, calling for increased imports to meet the normal wheat requirements, the final outcome will still depend on weather conditions during the remainder of the season.
Throughout the conflict in Kosovo, FAO has been closely monitoring the food security needs in the Province as well as in Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Organization has launched special appeals for funding of emergency programmes to assist Albanian and Macedonian families who hosted refugees during the crisis and Kosovar farmers who are now returning to their fields.
The quick response of international agencies and non-governmental organizations in supplying food and emergency assistance during the Kosovo refugee crisis contributed significantly to maintaining overall food security in Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, according to Special Reports prepared by FAO/World Food Programme Crop and Food Supply Assessment Missions to those two countries.
Cereal production in 1999 is expected to be about 750 000 tonnes, virtually unchanges from the previous year. Wheat is expected to account for about 300 000 tonnes. The north-western parts of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have faced additional strain on resources this winter and spring due to the crisis in the Balkans and the influx of large numbers of refugees.
Rome, 4 May - Albanian and Macedonian poor farmers hosting Kosovar refugees urgently need agricultural aid to continue farming activities and to maintain food production, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
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Special Relief Operations Service
Press Release 99/21
Press Release 99/19