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05 Oct 2017 description

Executive Summary

The wheat-to-bread market in southern Syria was critically disrupted when the government cut off services to opposition-controlled areas at the beginning of the conflict in 2011. This supply severance created shortages of flour and bread that continue today, compounded by the effects of prolonged conflict.

28 Aug 2017 description

Key Issues

The second quarter of 2017 was marked by a number of adverse developments related to food security in Iraq, which is still home to one of the largest and most complex humanitarian crises in the world. Due to the unprecedented levels of displacement resulting from operations to retake Mosul and other areas of Ninewa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), there was a sharp increase in the number of households requiring immediate life-saving assistance.

31 Jul 2017 description

Amman, Jordan: The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) delivered a series of food security training to government employees in Jordan from 23-27 July 2017, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).

21 Jun 2017 description

Analysis

The May precipitation was below average compared to the long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016 in the entire crop-growing governorate of Duhok, large parts of Diyala as well as in pockets of most other governorates of Iraq. However, larger areas of the country received average to above average rainfall in May, which could impact grazing areas as well as seasonal crop production positively. Compared to May last year, amounts of rain were lower in Duhok, parts of Salah al-Din, Diyala and Anbar governorates and in pockets of most other governorates.

21 Jun 2017 description

Analysis

Rainfall in May was generally average to above average across the country when compared with the long-term (2001-2016) monthly average. The areas that received above average rainfall include the entire governorate of North Lebanon as well as parts of Akkar, Mount Lebanon, Baalbek-El Hermel and Bekaa governorates. Monthly precipitation levels were higher compared to the same month last year across the country.

21 Jun 2017 description

The precipitation levels in May were average compared to the long-term average of the month (2001-2016) in crop-growing areas in the north such as Adjloun, Jarash and Irbid and parts of south-central governorates, Al-Balqa, Madaba and Al-Karak. The rest of the country received above average rainfall. Compared to May last year, Adjloun, Jarash and Irbid as well as most parts of the country received greater amount of monthly rainfall, which could benefit seasonal crops and grazing areas.

20 Jun 2017 description

In the last quarter of 2016, RFSAN conducted a regional mapping exercise of market system and value chain analysis work (particularly agricultural market systems) conducted since the beginning of the Syria crisis response.

28 May 2017 description

Amman, Jordan: The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) has recently delivered a series of introductory food security trainings in Jordan to government employees from 15-22 May 2017, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representation in Jordan, and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).

The participants included various staff members from the MoA and Department of Statistics (DoS).

21 May 2017 description

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Large sectors of Iraq received above average precipitation in April when compared to the monthly long-term average (LTA) of 2011-2016. However, below average rainfall amounts were observed in crop-growing governorates, including most areas of Dahuk, Kirkuk and Babil, as well as parts of Ninewa. Salah al-Din, Sulaymaniyah and Anbar. Precipitation levels in these areas were generally lower compared to the same month last year.

17 May 2017 description

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April rainfall totals in Syria were largely above average to average compared to the long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016. However, below average precipitation was observed in large areas of eastern and southern parts of Al-Hasakeh; parts of Rural Damascus, As-Sweida and Homs; and pockets of Aleppo, Ar-Raqqa, Idleb and Deir-ez-Zor governorates. Rainfall amounts were mostly near to below their levels the same month last year across all governorates apart from Quneitra and Tartous where precipitation totals were predominantly higher.

02 May 2017 description

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During March, most parts of Jordan received average to above average monthly precipitation when compared with the long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016. However, in crop growing Ajloun, Jarash and Al-Balqa governorates as well as parts of Irbid governorate, rains were mostly below average. Compared to the same month last year, precipitation levels were higher in Ajloun, Jerash and Al-Balqa governorates. In contrast, parts of Irbid and most of Madaba governorates received relatively less rains.

02 May 2017 description

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The March precipitation total in Iraq was mostly average to above average when compared to the long-term average (LTA) of the past 16 years. However, lower than LTA rainfall amounts were depicted in parts of crop-growing governorates in the north of the country, including Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, as well as pockets of Anbar governorate. The remaining large areas of the same governorates received less rains compared to the same month last year.

02 May 2017 description

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In most parts of Syria, March rainfall totals were average to above average compared with the longitudinal average of March over the past 16 years. Below average rains were received in large parts of crop-growing Idleb, Latakia and Tartous governorates as well as in parts of Hama, Quneitra and Dara governorates. Precipitation levels were also lower compared to the same month last year in parts of Idleb, Latakia and Tartous governorates as well as eastern part of Hassakeh, pockets of Aleppo, Ar-Raqqa and Quneitra governorates.

13 Apr 2017 description

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In February, monthly precipitation was close to the long-term average (LTA) of the past 16 years in most parts of Jordan, except for the agricultural areas of Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash and Al-Balqa governorates, where rainfall totals were below average. However, monthly rainfall levels in these governorates were higher compared to the levels during the same month of last year.

12 Apr 2017 description

The Agricultural Stress Index (ASI) combines vegetation condition and temperature variables to illustrate the level of stress experienced by crop areas. The compiled results are analysed longitudinally by comparing current values to the long-term minimum and maximum values and by spatially aggregating agricultural areas by administrative area.

Analysis