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30 Jun 2018 description

Record-high rains continue to drive improvements but localized floods strain livelihoods

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

Extended lean season likely in Karamoja, though Minimal (IPC Phase 1) expected in post-harvest period

KEY MESSAGES

27 Jun 2018 description

27 June 2018, Rome - Fall Armyworm keeps spreading to larger areas within countries in sub-Saharan Africa and becomes more destructive as it feeds on more crops and different parts of crops, increasingly growing an appetite for sorghum, in addition to maize. The pest could spread to Northern Africa, Southern Europe and the Near East, warned the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today. The agency called for a massive scaling up of the Fall Armyworm campaign to involve more than 500 000 farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

25 Jun 2018 description

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and Pennsylvania State University joined forces to develop and launch an innovative, talking app - Nuru - to help African farmers recognize Fall Armyworm, a new and fast-spreading crop pest in sub-Saharan Africa, so that they can take immediate steps to destroy it and curb its spread.

22 Jun 2018 description

A simple technique is saving farms from the crop-destroying pest

22 June 2018, Embu, KENYA - ‘With a good harvest, we have enough maize for ourselves, and then some to sell. But right now we have to buy the maize to feed the family,' says Agnes Waithira Muli, a smallholder farmer in Embu county in central Kenya. She and her husband lost most of their last crop due to Fall Armyworm (FAW), a potentially devastating insect pest that has spread across much of Africa.

18 Jun 2018 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Plus de 80 000 burundais affectés par les pluies diluviennes depuis janvier ;

• Malgré une bonne saison agricole 2018A, près de 1,7 million de burundais restent en insécurité alimentaire (IPC3, en crise) ;

• Entre janvier 2016 et mai 2018, la Hotline a reçu 7 370 appels.

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3,6 millions
Population ciblée 2,4 millions
PDI 169 374
Réfugiés congolais 72 212
Réfugiés burundais 413 283
Pers. en insécurité alimentaire 1,7 million

11 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Average 2018B crop production despite significant pulse losses due to excess moisture

  • Widespread floods in April resulting in displacement of about 9 600 individuals

  • Above-average 2018A season output due to favourable weather conditions

  • Prices of maize declining in recent months to low levels, prices of beans on increase

  • About 1.67 million people estimated to be severely food insecure, 35 percent less than one year earlier, due to improved crop production

08 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Unity displaces populations, worsens humanitarian needs

  • Famine risk increases in parts of Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity, and Western Bahr el Ghazal

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 2.6 million people with emergency food assistance in April

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Jun 2018 description

Early green harvest consumption supports Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes in bimodal areas

Key Messages

31 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The average amount of rainfall received in the month of May was normal and it was above the long term average.

  • The water recharge level in rivers was normal with water subsiding in the earlier flooded areas. There were suspected cases of 3 Cholera cases in Kathangachini.

  • Vegetation cover across the County was normal with an improving trend due to persistent rainfall.

31 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: Normal-Stable

Biophysical Indicators

  • The biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations above the expected seasonal ranges.

  • Below average rainfall was received in the month of May 2018.

  • The May Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal and improving.

  • The Water levels in water pans are normal at 5(70%-100%).

30 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

The Cabinet has approved the Public Finance Management (National Drought Emergency Fund) Regulations, 2018. The Regulations are meant to guide the operations of the National Drought Emergency Fund which is to be established for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of drought risk management systems in the country as well as to provide a common basket of emergency funds for drought risk management.

The establishment of the NDEF reflects a wider Government policy shift towards drought risk management rather than crisis.

26 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Rainfall: There was early onset of the long rains which was in the first dekad of the month of March. Above normal rainfall was received in the region during the reporting month.
- Vegetation Condition: The pasture and browse condition is good in both livelihood zones occasioned by regeneration due to the ongoing rains.

25 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Uncharacteristically high rainfall was received this month. Spatial distribution was however good. Temporal distribution was poor leading to flash floods in several pockets.
- Natural vegetation has improved significantly with Vegetation Condition Index increasing strikingly.
- Pastures and browse are of good conditions and in all livelihood zones.

24 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations above the expected seasonal ranges.
- Above average rainfall was received in the month of March 2018.
- The April Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal indicating the condition is normal.
- The Water levels in water pans are normal at 5 (70%-100%).

24 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The county continued to receive heavy in April with good temporal and even spatial distribution.
- Flash floods were reported in many parts of the county.
- Water was adequate with most pans fully recharged.
- The vegetation condition improved from severe deficit in February to above normal in April due to good rains.

24 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Rainfall: Marsabit County received torrential rainfall amounts which were well distributed in time and space across the livelihood zones.
- Vegetation condition: 3-months Vegetation Condition Index for April was 68.93 which depicted significant vegetation rejuvenation from moderate vegetation deficit in March to above normal vegetation greenness in the month under review. Forage condition is generally good across the livelihood zones.

24 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The month of April experience above normal rainfall. The rainfall was heavy in space and time across all livelihood zones.
- The vegetation greenness was above normal in all the livelihood zones.
- Rivers were recharged to above normal flows while water holding structures are at full capacity.

24 May 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Rainfall
- In April, the County experienced 9-15 days of moderate to heavy rainfall. The rains received were generally well distributed in terms of time and space.

Vegetation Condition
- The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) is above the normal range for the period, indicating very good state of pasture and browse condition across most areas.
- The available pasture and browse is expected to last for at the least 2-3 months.