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27 Jun 2017 description
After two consecutive poor harvests, increased supply has lowered prices to pre-2015-flood levels, reducing the prevalence of negative coping strategies.
09 Jun 2017 description
Protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry with some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, requiring external assistance for food.
04 May 2017 description
Tackling the pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration.
29 Mar 2017 description
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El Niño-induced droughts have left four million people needing food aid. This year, good rains had raised hopes of a decent harvest, but now the fall armyworm is dashing them for many farmers.
22 Mar 2017 description
A fall armyworm outbreak is causing considerable crop damage in seven countries in the region, concurrently with a cyclone in Madagascar, flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
16 Feb 2017 description
Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and is currently affecting crops in at least seven countries in the region.
09 Feb 2017 description
More than 129,000ha in Zambia have been affected, while 5,471ha are reported to be damaged in Malawi. Slow responses by governments could result in cuts in household production.
24 Jan 2017 description
The consistent rainfall is in some cases not allowing households to weed their crops, so yields in some parts of the region may likely be adversely affected by these continuous heavy rains.