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21 Sep 2018 description

El Director General de la FAO asegura que la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria son fundamentales para la paz

21 de septiembre de 2018, Roma – Liberar al mundo de las guerras es un paso esencial para erradicar el hambre, aseguró hoy el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

“La paz y el fin de los conflictos son fundamentales en la lucha contra el hambre, que es el objetivo constante de la FAO”, señala Graziano da Silva en un comunicado con motivo del Día Internacional de la Paz.

21 Sep 2018 description

FAO’s Director-General notes that agriculture and food security are also key to peace

21 September 2018, Rome - Ridding the world of wars is an essential step in eradicating hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

"Peace and the end of conflicts are fundamental in the battle against hunger, which is FAO's constant goal," he said in a statement to honor the International Day of Peace.

21 Sep 2018 description

Messages clés

  1. La collaboration entre les acteurs humanitaires et la partie gouvernementale doit être renforcée pour une meilleure prise en charge de la population vulnérable

  2. Les ménages IDPs en transit ou retournés dans les 3 sites spontanés de Tabacongo, Sango Malumbi et Mulange ont des besoins urgents de AME/ABRIS, Vivres et/ou intrants agricoles, EHA (WaSH) et Education d’urgence

Faits

21 Sep 2018 description

Messages clés

  • Situation sécuritaire précaire dans le sud sud du territoire de Fizi avec des incidences négatives sur les mis en œuvre des projets des partenaires de sécurité alimentaire en cours (Assistance alimentaire, prise en charge de la MAM) et les activités en début de la campagne agricole A 2019 des communautés forcées au déplacement.

  • Les Pluies abondantes du 09 au 10/09 avec grêles/gels tombées detruisent la culture de Manioc à Kasika-Kionvu-Kalambi (territoire de Mwenga), Walungu , Idjwi et Kalehe.

21 Sep 2018 description

Faits saillants:

  • La ZS de DEMBA, TSHIKULA et MASUIKA ont reçu les appuis de NRC, WFP et ACP

  • Les membres du SECAL sont prêt à collaborer avec le programme DDRRR de la MONUSCO

  • Les prix de denrées alimentaires ont pris l’assesseurs dans la ville de Kananga

Les réalisations des partenaires

ZS Demba : réponse humanitaire

NRC : Demba, secteur de Lombelo, ZS Bena Leka :
Globalement 8070 ménages ont été assistés en cash

21 Sep 2018 description

Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan, Northern Luzon early morning of Saturday (15 September) with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the centre and gusts up to 285 km/h. The typhoon has caused landslides, damage to buildings and homes, and intermittent loss of power. The areas affected by Typhoon Mangkhut were largely agricultural, and disruptions in agricultural production in the affected areas, including on staple food rice and corn, will negatively impact the food supply for the following months.

20 Sep 2018 description

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

18 Sep 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat increased in August, underpinned by deteriorating crop prospects and tightening export availabilities. Prices of maize rose for the first time in three months, while rice quotations eased amid generally subdued demand.

18 Sep 2018 description

18/09/2018 Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Families living in the world’s largest refugee camp this week received the first 2,500 stoves and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders that are part of a United Nations project to protect the environment and build resilience for people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

18 Sep 2018 description

Alors que le changement climatique refaçonne l’agriculture, le commerce international deviendra essentiel pour nourrir la planète

Selon le nouveau rapport, des marchés alimentaires mondiaux ouverts, prévisibles et équitables peuvent contribuer aux efforts de lutte contre le changement climatique et la faim

17 Sep 2018 description

Executive summary

The importance of agriculture has increased markedly since the conflict and the loss of the main industrial areas and their markets for food products. Over 700,000 people live in rural areas and the two oblasts have over 950,000 IDPs who have moved from the NGCA. Donetsk has 1.6mln hectares of arable land and Luhansk 1.2mln hectares, which gives a total of 2.8mln hectares which is more than the entire arable land of Sweden. Rural households and small farms own over 80% of dairy cattle and produce over 80% of the fruit and vegetables.

17 Sep 2018 description

As climate change reshapes agriculture, international trade will be increasingly important to feeding the world

Open, predictable and fair global food markets can help strengthen climate change response efforts and contribute to fighting hunger, says new report

13 Sep 2018 description

“It was devastating. All my trees were burned within the blink of an eye,” said Jassem Kafra, 45, an olive farmer from Lattakia governorate. Jassem is one of 4 000 fruit producers who was affected when forest fires destroyed almost 1 400 ha of the governorate’s farmland between October and December 2016. More than 251 000 fruit trees in Heffeh, Lattakia Markaz, Jableh and Kerdaha districts were lost, damaging livelihoods and jeopardizing families’ food security.

12 Sep 2018 description

Highlights:

• Fuel shortages are reported in several areas in the country, triggering sharp price increases in the parallel market.

• Prices of most agricultural inputs surged in the last 12 months to more than twice their year-earlier levels.

• Availability and access constraints to fuel and agricultural inputs are mainly caused by the depreciation of the Sudanese Pound and dwindling foreign currency reserves that have affected imports.

12 Sep 2018 description

FAO urges regional collaboration including stronger monitoring and preparedness measures.

28 August 2018, Rome/Bangkok - The rapid onset of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, and its detection in areas more than one thousand kilometres apart within the country, could mean the deadly pig virus may spread to other Asian countries anytime, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.

11 Sep 2018 description

The Kanyi, a local name for Sahel breed of goat, admired for its delicate legs and striking hair often reddish brown, has long been the dominant breed among the women herders of the Lake Chad Basin. However, due to a nine-year long insurgency, particularly in northeastern Nigeria, goat ownership has declined along with crop production among livestock owners and farmers. As part of a mission to invigorate goat herding among cash-strapped and food-insecure women, FAO is distributing more than 57 000 Kanyi goats to about 14 500 families in 2018.

11 Sep 2018 description

Leading experts in animal health and public health from 11 countries developed a regional plan of action against the Rift Valley fever outbreak in East Africa at a high-level meeting in Tanzania, 28-30 August.

11 Sep 2018 description

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les données les plus récentes confirment une progression de la faim dans le monde, alors que celle-ci avait longtemps reculé, et donc une inversion de la tendance.
    En 2017, le nombre de personnes sous-alimentées s’établissait, d’après les estimations, à 821 millions – soit environ une personne sur neuf dans le monde.

11 Sep 2018 description
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Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk