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16 Oct 2018 description

15 octobre 2018, Rome -Un nouveau rapport, lancé aujourd'hui par l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), insiste sur le fait que les politiques ne devraient pas enrayer ou accélérer les migrations, mais plutôt exploiter au mieux le potentiel des migrations rurales en faveur du développement économique et social, tout en minimisant les coûts.

16 Oct 2018 description
report European Commission

Dhaka, 15 October 2018 – In response to the collapse of the Padma River embankment in the central Bangladeshi district of Shariatpur, the European Union is providing EUR 80 000 (BDT 7.84 million) in humanitarian aid funding to address the needs of the most vulnerable families. The assistance will directly benefit a total of 15 000 people.

15 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service

El empoderamiento de las mujeres y niñas rurales es esencial para construir un futuro próspero, equitativo y pacífico para todos en un planeta sano, afirma el Secretario General de la ONU durante la jornada dedicada a ese colectivo, que constituye un tercio de la población mundial y aporta el 43% de la fuerza laboral agrícola de los países en desarrollo.

15 Oct 2018 description

By Caleb Wafula

You’ve probably seen the headlines about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a development agenda focused on ensuring that “no one is left behind.” Goal 4 of this agenda seeks to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, calling attention to the fact that 263 million children around the world are not attending school. Two Kenyan boys Idris Kuno, who would like to be a teacher and his brother Ali Kuno who would like to be a doctor are part of this statistic.

15 Oct 2018 description

Un nuevo informe analiza los vínculos entre la migración rural e internacional

15 de octubre de 2018, Roma - Un nuevo informe sobre la migración presentado hoy por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO), insta a elaborar políticas que no limiten o aceleren la migración, sino que maximicen la contribución de la migración rural al desarrollo económico y social, al tiempo que se minimizan sus desventajas.

15 Oct 2018 description
report ActionAid

Women farmers, fishers, pastoralists, agriculture workers and indigenous smallholders have been feeding their communities for centuries but remain largely invisible in the world of agriculture.

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women today at the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Plenary in Rome, a panel of experts on food security, representing women’s grassroots organisations have come together to share their experiences, struggles and demands.

15 Oct 2018 description

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Dzud is a winter disaster in which deep snow, severe cold, or other conditions that render forage unavailable or inaccessible lead to high livestock mortality. Until recently, it only occurred once or twice a decade. Today, climatic changes and human induced environmental degradation have intensified the frequency and intensity of disasters, including dzud. Such environmental shocks rapidly erode herders’ traditional coping strategies.

15 Oct 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author: Richard J.T. Klein
Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Geography, Climate Policy and Development, Stockholm Environment Institute

Disclosure statement
Richard J.T. Klein leads the project PRINDCISSA, which is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency.

15 Oct 2018 description

Policies should not stem migration, but maximize its potential and minimize negatives

New report analyses links between rural and international migration

15 October 2018, Rome - A new report on migration launched today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization urges that policies should not stem or accelerate migration but maximize the contribution of rural migration to economic and social development while minimizing the costs.

15 Oct 2018 description

Overview

As of January 2018, an estimated 5.3 million South Sudanese were facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) acute food insecurity, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).1 With the aim of facilitating a better understanding of the food security and livelihoods situation in South Sudan and to inform the IPC September 2018 Update,
REACH has developed food security and livelihood (FSL) factsheets of counties where settlements have been assessed using the Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology.

15 Oct 2018 description

Overview

As of January 2018, an estimated 5.3 million South Sudanese were facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) acute food insecurity, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).1 With the aim of facilitating a better understanding of the food security and livelihoods situation in South Sudan and to inform the IPC September 2018 Update, REACH has developed food security and livelihood (FSL) factsheets of counties where settlements have been assessed using the Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology.

15 Oct 2018 description

Overview

As of January 2018, an estimated 5.3 million South Sudanese were facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) acute food insecurity, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).1 With the aim of facilitating a better understanding of the food security and livelihoods situation in South Sudan and to inform the IPC September 2018 Update,
REACH has developed food security and livelihood (FSL) factsheets of counties where settlements have been assessed using the Area of Knowledge (AoK) methodology.

15 Oct 2018 description

More than 200 families will receive support in the areas of agriculture production, employment and self-employment as part of the project to support communities affected by 2014 floods.

Bego Suljić has been unemployed for 14 years. “Life is a struggle” says Bego standing in front of his house, while his children are inside, getting ready for school classes. His six-member family survives from agriculture. “I plant fruits and vegetables. I also have a cow” Bego explains and adds “Cow rules. She earned me my first money”.

14 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2018 estimated to have fallen from previous year’s high level

  • Prices of food declined moderately on yearly basis as of August 2018

  • Food insecurity worsens in 2018 due to lower cereal output

Cereal production declined in 2018, but remained above average

14 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Overall favourable weather conditions benefited crops in 2018

  • Inflation rates to remain at low levels in 2018

  • Refugees from Central African Republic estimated at 32 000 in 2018

Cereal output of 2018 harvests expected to be slightly above average

14 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Paddy production forecast to increase in 2018 driven by higher expected plantings  

  • Rice exports in 2019 forecast to increase

  • Wholesale prices of emata rice resume increases and remain higher year-on-year

  • Conflicts and floods severely affect large numbers of people

Paddy production increases in 2018 driven by higher expected plantings