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25 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The European Union has been at the forefront of the international community’s re-engagement with Myanmar as the country has advanced in making significant reforms and opened up to the world. The EU is firmly committed to supporting Myanmar and its people on its path to democracy, peace and prosperity, thereby also strengthening the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the EU’s natural partner in South-East Asia.

22 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The EU and its Member States are strongly committed to supporting Myanmar’s transition process right across the spectrum, from peace to political reform, health to human rights and gender equality, education to the environment, technical assistance to trade, and public finance management to private sector support.

The 2017 Blue Book on EU Development Cooperation in Myanmar gives a comprehensive overview of the European Union's joint engagement for peace, democracy and development in Myanmar.

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.

18 Sep 2017 description

Total Assessments 172

Verified Return Villages 60

Refugee Villages of Origin 117

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description

Total Assessments 9

Verified Return Villages 4

Refugee Villages of Origin 3

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description

Total Assessments 75

Verified Return Villages 36

Refugee Villages of Origin 55

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description

Total Assessments 138

Verified Return Villages 31

Refugee Villages of Origin 58

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description
  • Total Assessments 517

  • Verified Return Villages 193

  • Refugee Villages of Origin 312

Background information

18 Sep 2017 description
  • Total Assessments 123

  • Verified Return Villages 62

  • Refugee Villages of Origin 79

Background information

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.

11 Sep 2017 description

"This week, the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme launched the Resilience Exchange, which presents experiences and learning from the first two years of working to build resilience across Africa and Asia.

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.

31 Aug 2017 description
report RESET

Hovering low over the ground and shooting mangrove seeds into the water, drones may become a common sight in Myanmar by the end of the year. It's part of a reforestation project that aims to restore a natural ecosystem that is beneficial to wildlife, the environment and the local population.

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

25 Aug 2017 description

Chin State has suffered particularly erratic rainfall, landslides and floods. But new adaptation programs are aiming to prepare farming communities for future changes in the climate and improve food security.

By LIBBY HOGAN / DVB