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18 Feb 2018 description

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  • 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

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↗ 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.

07 Nov 2017 description

Situation Générale en octobre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-décembre 2017

03 Nov 2017 description
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The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during October. Seasonal rains ended in the summer breeding areas of the Sahel in West Africa and Sudan as well as along the Indo-Pakistan border. Consequently, vegetation was drying out and locust numbers were decreasing. Small-scale breeding continued in western Mauritania but locust numbers remained low. A second generation of breeding is thought to be underway in one area on the Red Sea coast in Eritrea where good rains have fallen since May.

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.

05 Oct 2017 description

Situation Générale en septembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-novembre 2017

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a continué à rester calme en septembre. Malgré de bonnes précipitations et des conditions de reproduction favorables, très peu de criquets ont été détectés lors des prospections réalisées dans les aires de reproduction estivale du nord du Sahel d’Afrique de l’ouest et du Soudan, ainsi que de part et d’autre de la frontière indopakistanaise.

03 Oct 2017 description
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General Situation during August 2017
Forecast until mid-November 2017

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.

02 Aug 2017 description

Situation Générale en juillet 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-septembre 2017

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a continué à rester calme en juillet. Des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées en Iran et, dans une moindre mesure, en Algérie où une reproduction à petite échelle avait eu lieu. Des ailés en faibles effectifs sont apparus dans les aires de reproduction estivale de Mauritanie, du Soudan et de part et d’autre de la frontière indopakistanaise.

05 Jul 2017 description

Situation Générale en juin 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-août 2017