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01 Sep 2017 description

Food security improves across the country with harvest and declining staple food prices

01 Sep 2017 description

Extreme levels of acute food insecurity to persist in southeastern pastoral areas

01 Sep 2017 description

Favorable Season B and C harvests and falling food prices improve food security

30 Aug 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below-average 2017 first season harvest gathered in bi-modal rainfall areas due to unfavourable weather

  • Reduced crop output expected also in uni-modal Karamoja region due to poor rains

  • Below-average pasture and water availability in pastoral areas affecting livestock

  • Prices of food declining in recent months

  • Food security situation improving, but an earlier than usual onset of the lean season is expected due to reduced harvests

28 Aug 2017 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By DAN WANDERA LUWEERO.

Caterpillars have invaded Luweero eating several acres of crops, causing fear among residents that famine could strike the district.

According to the district entomology department, there are three types of caterpillars ravaging the district. They include the tailed green, the fall armyworm and the black hairy caterpillar. The most destructive to crops is the armyworm.

26 Aug 2017 description

Key Messages
- Food insecurity continues to worsen in the pastoral areas as livestock productivity and prices continue to decline, constraining income and food availability. Low milk production and poor dietary diversity are exacerbating already high malnutrition outcomes. The majority of poor households are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), but some of the most vulnerable households in Turkana, Marsabit, and Isiolo are likely to face Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes between August and September.

17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

17 Aug 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • The thinking is driven by conclusions that the worm and its rapid spread might have been as a result of climate change.
  • Currently, Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture is evaluating the extent of the damage caused by the worms’ invasion to the first season’s crop.
  • Scientists advise that control measures be considered when egg masses are present on five per cent of the plants or when 25 per cent of the plants show damage symptoms and larvae are still present.

By HALIMA ABDALLAH

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall:
  • The cessation of long rains was experienced in the third dekad of May.
  • Vegetation condition: The 3 month vegetation condition index (VCI) for the County is 27.48 depicting a moderate vegetation deficit.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received in the month and this is normal.
  • Vegetation condition index was above normal.
  • The state of water in main water points was declining and below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of July was characterized by poor rainfall performance coupled with intervals of sunny and dry weather conditions.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 45.89 indicating a normal vegetation condition compared to the long term average.
  • The water recharge levels and availability were below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

12 Aug 2017 description

Well above-average seasonal rainfall continues over parts of Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Sudan

Key Messages

  • Rainfall in July continued to be above average over areas of eastern Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northeastern South Sudan, which has been favorable for cropping activities. In addition, heavier than normal rainfall is increasing the risk of flooding in many of the floodprone areas.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

10 Aug 2017 description

Créé le: Juin 2017

Valable pour: Déc. 2017

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Au total, le nombre de personnes en crise alimentaire et des moyens d’existence aiguë (phases 3 et 4) est estimé à 7,7 millions de personnes dans les zones rurales couvertes par ce 15ème cycle IPC. Celles-ci sont nécessiteuses de l’aide d’urgence dans le but de sauver des vies humaines par une assistance holistique pour les besoins essentiels (nourriture, eau, médicaments, logement, production agricole d’urgence etc.).

09 Aug 2017 description

SUMMARY

Southern and eastern Ethiopia continue to battle the impact of the Indian Ocean Dipole-induced drought, exacerbated by disease outbreaks, large scale loss of livelihood assets and displacement. The humanitarian situation countrywide has been further compounded by below average spring rains – the third consecutive poor/failed rains in the southern drought belt.