The rainfall forecast for the next seven days is calling for increased rains of up to 50—100 mm cumulative in the southern regions of Gedo, Middle Juba, Bay, Middle Shabelle, Lower Shabelle and Hiraan. The Juba catchment in the Ethiopian highland is also expected to record moderate to heavy rains in the coming week. Somaliland, Puntland and central regions will remain dry during the week in review.
Given the rainfall forecast, river level along the Juba are expected to rise in the next few days with minimal risk of flooding.
11 November 2018, Nairobi – The Government of Kenya in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOhttp://www.fao.org/in-action/naps/en/) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDPhttps://adaptation-undp.org/naps-agriculture) have launched the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA
FAO hosts an high-level seminar with indigenous experts from seven regions to analyze indigenous food systems
9 November 2018, Rome - Indigenous Food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge have survived hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, therefore they may have some of the answers we are looking for, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
Like many young people in Sankuru province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paul Tshisapa was struggling to find a decent job. Difficult access to markets, poor state of rural roads and limited access to resources (especially land) discourage young people from engaging in agricultural production activities.
América Latina y el Caribe se aleja del cumplimiento del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 2: Hambre cero. Su número de personas subalimentadas aumentó por tercer año consecutivo: en 2017 alcanzó 39,3 millones, en gran medida debido a Sudamérica.
La malnutrición en la Región toma muchas formas: uno de cada diez niños y niñas menores de cinco años presenta retraso en el crecimiento; uno de cada cuatro adultos es obeso; una de cada cinco mujeres en edad fértil padece de anemia.
Obesity grows by 3.6 million people every year in the region, while hunger has increased in three countries since 2014, according to a new report from FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE / PANAMA CITY - Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower income, women, indigenous people, Afro-descendants and rural families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new UN report.
6 November 2018, New York - The international community is failing to end hunger, evidenced by the tragic crisis in Yemen, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva told a high-level briefing on food insecurity to Member States at the United Nations in New York.
La FAO advierte sobre el impacto de las tendencias de los precios y las monedas en los ingresos de los pequeños agricultores
6 de noviembre de 2018, Roma - La caída de los precios internacionales de los productos agrícolas debería rebajar la factura que los países más pobres del mundo pagan por las importaciones alimentarias, aunque el fortalecimiento del dólar estadounidense es motivo de “seria inquietud”, según advierte un nuevo informe de las Naciones Unidas.
Declining international prices to ease food import burden for poorest countries
FAO warns of impact of price and currency trends on smallholder incomes
6 November 2018, Rome - Declining international agricultural commodity prices should ease the bill the world's poorest countries pay for food imports, although the strengthening U.S. dollar poses "serious concerns", a new United Nations report says.
The Deyr 2018 rainy season continued to spread in space across the country with poor performance during the month of October. Some parts are yet to record any significant rains since the season begun.
Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic.
13.1 million people severely food insecure (draft 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan [HRP])
50-75% of families rely on subsistence agriculture for their food and income
3 million people displaced USD
50 million still needed for 2018 under the 2017-2019 HRP
More than 70 000 people to restore their food production for the long run
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a recovery programme to help more than 70 000 Indonesian farmers and fishers grow food and fish again following a series of disasters that just over a month ago devastated their lives. The country’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, a tsunami and then landslides wreaked havoc on people’s homes and lands, and caused widespread loss of life and displacement.
La FAO abrirá un Centro de Excelencia internacional para la innovación agrícola y el desarrollo rural en Beijing
2 de noviembre de 2018, Changsha, China – Los representantes gubernamentales que asisten al Foro Ministerial sobre Cooperación Sur-Sur en la Agricultura se comprometieron hoy a una mayor colaboración Sur-Sur en cuestiones agrícolas y de desarrollo rural y a dar un mayor impulso al esfuerzo por acabar con la pobreza y el hambre.
General situation during October 2018 Forecast until mid-Dececember 2018
The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during October
Although seasonal rains ended in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and Sudan and vegetation was drying out, a second generation of breeding took place in Chad and small-scale breeding occurred in norther Niger and southern Algeria.
The food assistance response for the third quarter of 2018 remained high, reaching almost 97 percent of target figures having raised 96 percent of the funding requirements requested through the 3RP budget. Since January 2018, the Food Security and Agriculture Sector partners have assisted 166,541 people from the Syrian refugees and host communities with food and agricultural assistance.
FAO to open an International Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Innovation and Rural Development in Beijing
2 November 2018, Changsha CHINA - Government representatives attending the Ministerial Forum on South-South Cooperation in Agriculture have today committed to greater South-South cooperation on agriculture and rural development to increase momentum towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of ending poverty and hunger.