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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.

10 Feb 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • With near-normal rains at start of season, current prospects for 2018 wheat output are positive

  • Aggregate cereal output in 2017 estimated at record level

  • Rice exports in 2018 forecast to increase from last year’s near-average level

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened seasonally in recent months

  • Food insecurity persists in localized areas

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.

Objectives

20 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Despite erratic rains at start of season, current prospects for 2018 wheat output are positive

  • Aggregate cereal output in 2017 estimated at record level

  • Rice exports in 2018 forecast to increase from last year’s near-average level

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened seasonally in recent months

  • Food insecurity persists in localized areas

04 Jan 2018 description

Inside this Newsletter

  • FSAC achievements up to 3rd quarter 2017
  • Update on Seasonal Food Security Assessment (SFSA) 2017
  • Update on IPC analysis workshop in Kabul
  • CHF & CERF 2017 update
  • Study on Vertical Home Gardening Pilot Activity in Kabul Informal Settlement by ACF
  • FSAC early warning information working group update
  • Afghanistan market price update
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.

05 Dec 2017 description

Situation Générale en novembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-janvier 2018

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

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos