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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
Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.
Based On A Review Of Multiple Sources, Including The Household Survey Of The FATA Vulnerability Analysis.
SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
In December 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 2.4% and 0.8%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 and rice Basmati negligibly increased by 0.8% and 0.2%, respectively, from the previous month (November 2017);
Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly decreased by 0.37% from November 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 4.57% from the same month last year (December 2016);
• Approximately 155,200 refugees and undocumented persons return to Afghanistan from Pakistan between January and November 2017
• GoP restrictions constrain INGO activities in Pakistan
• USAID responds to needs of vulnerable returnee populations in FATA and KPk
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Poor early season precipitation delayed the planting of winter wheat in most areas
Precipitation received during the early part of the wet season through December 17th has been below average, particularly across the north and northeast (Figure 3). The weak start of the wet season delayed planting of winter wheat in most areas. As of mid-December, the planting process was not yet complete in many areas, as in a typical year.
• Conflict displaces approximately 438,000 Afghans from January 1–December 19, 2017
• GoA, humanitarian agencies to address winter needs of 78,000 households
• Afghanistan HRP requests $430 million to assist approximately 2.8 million people
- In November 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 3.7% and 2.9%, respectively; the price of rice Irri-6 negligibly increased by 0.9% whilst the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.8% from the previous month (October 2017);
- Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.37% from October 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 3.97% from the same month last year (November 2016);
- The prices of non-cereal food commodities remained somewhat stable from the previous month;
WASHINGTON, December 15, 2017– The World Bank today approved $300 million to modernize agriculture in Punjab province, Pakistan to raise farmers’ incomes, give consumers better quality and safer food at lower prices, create jobs on farms and agribusinesses, and improve the use of irrigation water.
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.
↗ 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.
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7 décembre 2017 – Trente-sept pays, dont 29 se trouvant en Afrique, ont besoin d'une aide alimentaire externe, a mis en garde jeudi l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) dans son dernier rapport sur les 'Perspectives de récolte et la situation alimentaire'.
Pays nécessitant une aide alimentaire extérieure
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.
Situation Générale en novembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-janvier 2018