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19 Jul 2018 description

Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security Project / Esther Ngumbi

This post was co-authored with Esther Ngumbi.

18 Jul 2018 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Plus de 34 000 réfugiés burundais de Tanzanie rapatriés depuis septembre 2017 ;

• Près de 187 000 déplacés internes enregistrés au 31 mai dernier ;

• Plus de 3 millions d’animaux vaccinés contre la peste des petits ruminants.

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3,6 millions
H (6) F E 0,85M 0,88M 1,87M

Population ciblée 2,4 millions
H F E 0,53M 0,55M 1,28M

PDI 178 267
H: n/a F: n/a

12 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

12 Jul 2018 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency.
Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

12 Jul 2018 description

Food security improves significantly in southeastern areas, but continued assistance is needed

KEY MESSAGES

07 Jul 2018 description

Above-average rainfall received in the north, with increasing risk of early season floods

KEY MESSAGES

06 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN records at least seven aid worker deaths since January

  • ICRC delivers humanitarian assistance in Leer for the first time since early April

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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Jul 2018 description

Situation générale en juin 2018 - Prévisions jusqu'à mis-août 2018

REGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME SITUATION.
Une reproduction a petite echelle s'est poursuivie dans le centre de l'Algerie oia 581 ha ont ete traites. PREVISIONS. Une reproduction a petite echelle debutera dans les zones qui ont regu des pluies saisonnieres dans le Sahel septentrional de la Mauritanie, du Mali, du Niger, du Tchad et dans le sud de l'Algerie, et des larves en faibles effectifs apparaitront. On ne s'attend a aucun developpement significatif.

04 Jul 2018 description

Poor rainfall will again lead to below-average main staple harvests in Southern Madagascar

KEY MESSAGES

• National rice production will likely be 3.6 Million MT which is 17 percent higher than last year and near the 5-year average. Overall national maize production will likely be 264,000 MT which is 6 percent lower than last year and 21 percent below the 5-year average. National cassava production will likely be 2.6 Million MT which is 3 percent higher than last year but 7 percent below the 5-year average.

01 Jul 2018 description

Les participants à la réunion restreinte du dispositif régional de Prévention et de Gestion des Crises Alimentaires (PREGEC) au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, tenue les 28 et 29 juin 2018 à Dakar au Sénégal, dans la salle de conférence de l’hôtel Ngor Diarama, font les constats suivants :

30 Jun 2018 description

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

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

Food deficits projected for poor households due to constrained food and income sources

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

Crisis outcomes likely to persist until the next main harvest in March 2019

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

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

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

Situation de la sécurité alimentaire préoccupante suite aux conflits multiformes et aux aléas climatiques

MESSAGES CLÉS

29 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Maize production in 2018 forecast at above-average level, but set to decline on yearly basis reflecting dry weather conditions in southern and central parts

  • National maize supplies forecast to be generally adequate in 2018/19 marketing year (April/March) on account of larger opening stocks and above-average output

  • Prices of maize remained mostly stable in 2018 and lower on yearly basis

29 Jun 2018 description

Armyworm is threatening not just maize and those who farm it but the businesses that depend on them

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

TOMBEL, Cameroon, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Joan Makia, 45, a farmer in Tombel, a town in Cameroon's Southwest Region, stares out at her 20-hectare maize farm, unable to hide her fear.

"This is big trouble," she said, shaking her head.

The cause of her woes is a pest called fall armyworm, which is native to the Americas, but which is now present in all but 10 African countries.

28 Jun 2018 description

Households in southern and central Malawi will face food and livelihoods deficits

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.