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01 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 0 mt of food assistance distributed

  • US$0 m cash based transfers made

  • US$0.4 m six months (January-June 2019) net funding requirements, representing 87% of total

  • 0.052 m people assisted with capacity strengthening activities in June 2018

Operational Updates

26 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• In May, with the approach of the lean season and the peak of consumption during Ramadan, demand and commercial transactions are rising strongly.

• Decline of local stocks especially for millet, sorghum and maize.

• Consumer prices are above average particularly in Mali, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.

30 Apr 2018 description

Global Highlights

• In Q1-2018, the FAO cereal price index rose by 8.6 percent from Q1-2017, while the global food price index declined by 2 percent year-on-year.

• The real price for wheat was 22 percent above Q1-2017 levels: crops suffered dryness in the United States and cold weather in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, leaving production forecasts open to a downward revision.3 World ending stocks remain at record levels.

01 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

• The zero-hunger review budget is finalized and research institute selected.

• The contracts of both Lead Convenor and selected research institute were sent for approval by the appropriate authorities.

Operational updates

• The lead convener, Mrs. Suzanne Aho Assouma, finalized the setup of the steering committees and the selection of the research institute.

Challenges

31 Jan 2018 description

Global Highlights

• In Q4-2017, the global food price index of FAO dropped by 2 percent compared to Q3 and remained at approximately the same level as one year ago.
In contrast, the cereal price index rose by 7.6 percent in comparison to Q4-2016.

• Although the real price2 of wheat fell by 2 percent from Q3-2017, prices are still 19 percent higher than in 2016, even though world ending stocks of wheat are at record levels.

• In Q4, the real price of maize was low at US$119/ mt with only slight variation from Q3-2017 and the previous year.

31 Oct 2017 description

Global Highlights

• The upward trend of FAO’s global food price index in 2017 continued in Q3, with the index 7 percent higher than in Q3-2016; this is particularly the result of higher dairy prices. The FAO cereal price index rose by 8.2 percent over the same period.

• The real price2 of wheat rose by 4 percent from Q2-2017. Although prices are significantly higher than in Q3-2016, world supplies are abundant and production forecasts for Russia and the EU are very favourable.

05 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The country office received a grant of USD 30,000 from the WFP regional bureau in Dakar to pursuit the integration of nutrition and hygiene activities in Togo’s national school meals project. Additional funds are needed to pursue capacity development augmentation activities in the schools such as training of the members of school meals committee.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • Funds are needed to pursue capacity development activities in the school meals programme including trainings for members of school canteens committees.

  • A total of 496 people active in the school meals programme were identified by the Ministry of Grassroots development and the Community-based Development and Social Safety Nets project, PDCPlus and their NGO partners for training on nutrition and food hygiene through WFP.

01 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • Funds are needed to pursue capacity development activities in the school meals programme including trainings for members of school canteens committees.

  • A work-plan and Information, Education, Communication (IEC) tools were developed jointly with the Government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in school meals activities to facilitate nutrition education and training activities in schools

Operational updates

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The fifth budget revision has been approved to extend the Development project (DEV 200304) for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018).

  • Funds are needed to pursue capacity development activities in the school meals programme including trainings for members of school canteens committees.

  • Seven districts of the Savannah and Kara regions may experience food shortages in the coming months due to the low level of food production recorded in those areas during the 2016-2017 agricultural year.

23 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The fifth budget revision has been approved to extend DEV 200304 for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018).

  • Funds are needed to pursue capacity development activities in the school meals programme including trainings for members of schools canteens committees.

Challenges