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06 May 2018 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a continué à rester calme en avril

03 May 2018 description
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Desert Locust situation continues to be calm

04 Apr 2018 description

Desert Locust situation remains calm

Unusually dry and unfavourable breeding conditions prevailed and locust populations did not increase this year during the winter as a result of poor rainfall for four consecutive months. Consequently, current locust numbers are very low in all areas and this is expected to continue during the spring and summer unless good rains fall.

03 Apr 2018 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a continué à rester calme en mars

02 Apr 2018 description
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The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during March

14 Mar 2018 description

Calm situation persists because of poor winter rainfall

No significant rain fell for the third consecutive month in the winter breeding areas along both sides of the Red Sea during February. Consequently, unusually dry and unfavourable breeding conditions persist in most areas. No locusts have been reported except for scattered mature solitarious adults at two places on the Red Sea coast of **Sudan**. 

14 Mar 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

05 Mar 2018 description

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD

FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Weather shocks have also adversely impacted food availability and access, notably in East Africa.

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

02 Mar 2018 description
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The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during February

No significant rain fell for the third consecutive month in the winter breeding areas along both sides of the Red Sea during February. Consequently, unusually dry and unfavourable breeding conditions persisted in most areas.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

14 Feb 2018 description

FAO launches global platform to spread the qualities of successful Farmer Field Schools

14 February 2018, Rome - Farmer Field Schools, a community-driven approach to agricultural training and education, are increasingly in demand around the world for their ability to help smallholder farmers cope with complex challenges.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
500 000 people

FAO requires
USD 10.5 million

period
January – December 2018

Conflict, natural disasters and cross-border movements continue to increase food insecurity in Afghanistan. Recurrent violence, economic slowdown, crop pests and natural hazards, such as drought and flooding, increased the vulnerability of already severely food-insecure populations, many living in hard-to-reach areas.

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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.

04 Dec 2017 description
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General Situation during November 2017
Forecast until mid-January 2018

27 Nov 2017 description

Reproduction à petite échelle en cours mais persistance d’une situation calme

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin continue à être calme.

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.