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06 Nov 2018 description



03 Nov 2018 description

Les conflits continuent à perturber les moyens d’existence des ménages dans les zones affectées

Messages clés

26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received insignificant off season precipitation during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing a decrease of 6% compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in September.

  • Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.

26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

** Drought Phase: Normal-Improving**

Biophysical Indicators

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

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

  • The September Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal but on a declining trend compared to last month.

25 Oct 2018 description


Increase resilience and ensure sustainable structures and measures are in place to promote climate-smart agriculture for increased production and productivity in the context of drought and reduced and erratic rainfall.

Key partners

Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, Crop and Livestock Production Department (CLPD).

Beneficiaries reached

4 675 farmers and 42 ward-based CLPD extension workers.

Activities implemented

25 Oct 2018 description

Au sommaire

Près de 30 000 ménages parmi les plus vulnérables bénéficiaires d’intrants agricoles pour préparer la saison 2018C p.1

Plus de 600 000 écoliers burundais reçoivent un repas journalier grâce au programme des repas scolaires p.2

Au cours du premier semestre 2018, 15% des personnes ciblées par l’action humanitaire ont bénéficié d’une assistance p. 2

Suspension des activités des ONG p.3

Analyse des risques p.4

Financements humanitaires p.4


25 Oct 2018 description


Contribute to raising awareness of fall armyworm (FAW) across South Sudan and establish surveillance and monitoring systems to track the pest’s spread and impact. The project also focused on increasing the resilience of particularly vulnerable households by providing alternative livelihood options, comprising relevant inputs and training.

Key partners

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of South Sudan (MAFS) and the World Food Programme.

Beneficiaries reached

18 000 households.

25 Oct 2018 description


To contribute to improved food security and nutrition for vulnerable households affected by the 2015/16 El Niño-induced drought, while protecting and gradually restoring agriculture-based livelihoods.

Key partners

Ministry of Agriculture (Eswatini), World Food Programme (Eswatini), Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development (Malawi), District Water and Sanitation Sub-Committees (Zimbabwe).

Beneficiaries reached

23 Oct 2018 description
report The Guardian

Study suggests biopesticides should be trialled to control plague of caterpillars that’s destroying crops across the continent

Experts have identified safer, effective pesticides they believe can control a plague of caterpillars that is devastating crops across Africa.

18 Oct 2018 description

Key Results

According to the IPC Analysis, as for June-September 2018, Lubombo region is classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) with 122 657 people or 25% of the population in Crisis conditions. Hhohho and Manzini regions are classified at Minimal level of food insecurity (IPC Phase 1), and Shiselweni region is classified at Stressed level (IPC Phase 2).

18 Oct 2018 description
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Key Results

The latest IPC acute food insecurity situation analysis (June 2018 with projections up to September 2018) covered 36 districts of 7 Provinces. According to the results, 531,476 people in 19 districts were classified to be in "Crisis" (IPC phase 3) and in need of urgent interventions to protect their livelihoods, reduce food shortages and increase their resilience to extreme events.

18 Oct 2018 description

The African Development Bank recently convened a meeting of experts and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa.

The Fall Army Worm or Spodoptera frugiperda is an invasive insect threatening food supplies and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers. The multi-stakeholder, regional action plans to stop the menace of the worm in Africa falls under the Bank’s Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) agenda.

16 Oct 2018 description


For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Washington, D.C.
October 15, 2018

15 Oct 2018 description

Over 100,000 people fleeing ethnic violence have been displaced in BenishangulGumuz (mainly in Kamashi Zone) and Oromia regions (mainly East Wollega and West Wollega zones). There are indications that displacement is rising, though the size of the displaced population is not clear. Urgent humanitarian needs are reported, including food, shelter, NFI and health (The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018, La Vanguardia 13/10/2018, Voa News 02/10/2018, OCHA 10/2018, The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018).

14 Oct 2018 description

Cyclone Luban approaches southern Arabian Peninsula

14 Oct 2018 description

Le cyclone Luban s’approche du sud de la péninsule Arabique

10 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.

Kalongo Chitengi, is Zambia Country Director of Self Help Africa, a Farming First supporter.

LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct 10 2018 (IPS) - Rosemary Chate’s seven children gather around the table inside their home in Malela, a village in Zambia’s remote Northern Province. They dig their spoons into bowls of food prepared by their mother – for the second time that day.

09 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

1.26 million people and 5 regions affected by rain shortfalls and failed harvests


  • The food security and nutritional situation is alarming due to failed harvests and rain shortfalls

  • Around 400,438 people are in IPC emergency phase and 860,883 people are in crisis phase, in the southern and south-eastern regions

  • WFP plans on reaching 849,000 people from this population

Situation Update