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04 Jan 2018 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.

18 Dec 2017 description

The number of people displaced by conflict, violence and disasters has risen to more than 65 million, compared with 37.5 million a decade ago. Many of the displaced live in overflowing camps amid increasingly scarce natural resources. They often struggle to meet their basic needs, including having enough fuel and energy to cook a meal, power up a lightbulb, stay warm.

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

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.

16 Nov 2017 description

More than 830 000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh, having escaped violence and persecution in Myanmar. This includes more than 618 000 people, the vast majority women and children, who have fled since violence erupted on 25 August. The momentum and scale of arrivals make this the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

12 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

  • The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.

29 Oct 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.

23 Oct 2017 description

Bangladesh Emergency Response

The recent violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has led to widespread movement of the Rohingya population both within Myanmar and across the border into Bangladesh. The newly arrived Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh live in extremely precarious and deteriorating conditions, requiring an immediate and comprehensive scale-up of the relief response. Given the current volatile situation, the numbers continue to increase. 603,000 people have been displaced since August 25th 2017.

FOOD SECURITY UPDATES:

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.

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.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.

05 Sep 2017 description

Activities implemented:

  • Distributed emergency agricultural and livestock kits (crop seeds, vegetable seeds, tools, fertilizers and feed) to 12 184 households in Chin and Rakhine.

  • Provided 6 234 chickens, 5 078 pigs and 3 001 goats to 4 135 households in Chin and Rakhine.

  • Supplied 131 471 viss animal feed (chicken, piglet and goat) and complementary vitaminsto support livestock for two consecutive months.

05 Sep 2017 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced that today the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) have officially launched the MoALI Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force and Drone Mapping Team. The launching ceremony, held at the Department of Agricultural Research, was opened by H.E. Dr. Aung Thu, Union Minister, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and H.E.

25 Aug 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects for 2017 main season paddy crop are favourable, despite impact of floods

  • Rice exports in 2017 forecast to increase to record level

  • Prices of rice have increased since beginning of 2017, supported by increased export sales

  • Floods for third consecutive year severely affect large numbers of people

Prospects for 2017 main season paddy production are favourable despite floods

11 Jul 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International wheat prices generally increased in June on quality concerns amid unfavourable growing conditions for the 2017 crops in some key producing countries. Export prices of maize remained generally unchanged, while rice quotations continued to increase mainly on account of strong demand.