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05 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Average cereal production gathered in 2017

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 forecast at average level

  • Food inflation increased in August

Average cereal production gathered in 2017

Land preparation for the sowing of the 2018 grain crop is currently underway under favourable weather conditions. Although in some parts sowing starts in October, the bulk of the winter wheat and barley is sown in November.

18 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Number of returnees: 2,173 Somali refugees returned to Somalia

Core Relief Items: 781 CRIs distributed to 576 households (2,180 returnees)

Reinstallation grants: 1,091 returnees provided with reinstallation grants

Shelters: 285 shelters constructed

Community-based projects: 2,570 beneficiaries

Update on achievements

29 Aug 2017 description
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Sustainable Path to Water Security Urgent Priority for Arab World

New World Bank report maps out actions needed to prevent water scarcity from impacting future growth and stability in the Middle East and North Africa

22 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Number of returnees 1,970 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
  • Core relief items 429 CRIs distributed to 392 households (1,282 returnees)
  • Reinstallation grants 1,876 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
  • Shelters 184 shelters and 64 latrines constructed
  • Community-based projects 1,694 beneficiaries of community-based projects
13 Aug 2017 description

By Mattia Prayer Galletti

While global attention has focused on whether or not we need to produce more food to feed an increasing world population, there is one certainty that nobody can dispute: the world will need farmers!

The numbers are clear: half of the farmers in the United States are 55 or older, and the average age of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa is roughly 60 years old. With an aging population of farmers and agricultural workers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people.

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.

02 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

Number of returnees: 2,151 Somali refugees returned to Somalia

Core relief items: 674 CRIs distributed to 513 households (1,975 returnees)

Education: 283 newly enrolled students

Reinstallation grants: 2,434 returnees provided with reinstallation grants

Shelters: 140 shelters constructed

Community-based projects; 1,979 beneficiaries of community-based projects

01 Aug 2017 description
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General Situation during July 2017 Forecast until mid-September 2017

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP has collaborated with the Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies (ITES) to conduct a strategic review of the food and nutrition security in the country. On June 14, the findings of the study were shared during a one-day conference attended by 30 different national and international stakeholders including the Minister of Agriculture.

05 Jul 2017 description

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

04 Jul 2017 description
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General Situation during June 2017
Forecast until mid-August 2017

30 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3,769 Somali refugees returned to Somalia

  • 1,414 core relief items distributed to 1,139 households (3,864 returnees)

  • 549 newly enrolled students

  • 3,433 returnees provided with reinstallation grants

  • 26 shelters and 40 latrines constructed

  • 2,209 beneficiaries enrolled in community-based projects

UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS

18 Jun 2017 description

The challenge of desertification, already big, is becoming even more significant as a growing global population places increasing pressure on productive land. If we have any chance of delivering more nutritious food to people in the Global South we need to recover degraded land and enhance the health and fertility of our soils.

In the dry areas, where ICARDA works, this challenge is likely to be more difficult – these marginal environments are on the frontline in the fight against desertification and are predicted to be worst affected by climate change.

06 Jun 2017 description

Situation Generale en mai 2017

Prevision jusqu'a'mi-juillet 2017

31 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 20 April, WFP and the Ministries of Education and Agriculture hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop on school gardens. The Minister of Education, senior government officials and the president of the Tunisian Agriculture and Fishery Union, together with more than 200 participants, exchanged ideas about how school gardens can provide multiple benefits for children and local communities.

30 May 2017 description

Several African countries have begun implementing climate resilience activities

By: Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi

From Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

11 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable crop conditions despite lower-than-average rainfall

  • Below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2016 due to lack of precipitation at beginning of season

  • Food inflation increasing

  • Economic growth slows down again

Favourable crop conditions despite lower-than-average rainfall

03 May 2017 description
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General Situation during April 2017
Forecast until mid-June 2017