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20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

20 Jan 2018 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and man-made disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description

Cochabamba, 19 ene (ABI).- El viceministro de Defensa Civil, Oscar Cabrera, entregó el viernes un lote de alimentos secos y 700 herramientas para familias de las comunidades yuracaré y el Consejo Indígena del Río Ichilo, afectadas por las lluvias registradas en el municipio de Chimoré del Chapare de Cochabamba.

"Son varios alimentos, fideos, arroz, azúcar, cosas así que puedan tener para un mes para toda la familia. Eso es el contenido de esta ración seca (...). Asimismo, las herramientas en una cantidad de 700", manifestó en un acto público.

19 Jan 2018 description

Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.

19 Jan 2018 description

Productores de granos en Paraguay adecuan sus prácticas para proteger el medioambiente y generar ingresos.

Desde hace casi 45 años Blanca Saiki es productora de granos. Tiene 500 hectáreas de tierra en el distrito de Pirapó, a 420 kilómetros de Asunción, capital del Paraguay. En ellas cultiva soja, trigo, maíz, girasol, sorgo, canola, y demás productos agrícolas.

Blanca forma parte de los cerca de 70 mil productores de granos de Paraguay, responsables de más del 60% de las exportaciones del país y de alrededor del 17% del PIB nacional.

19 Jan 2018 description

In Paraguay, farmers are adapt their practices to be in harmony with the environment.

Blanca Saiki has been growing grains for almost 45 years. She owns 500 hectares in the district of Pirapó, 420 kilometres from Paraguay’s capital, Asunción. She cultivates soybean, wheat, corn, sunflower, sorghum, canola and other agricultural products.

Blanca is one of the nearly 70,000 grain producers in Paraguay who are responsible for more than 60 percent of the country's exports and around 17 percent of GDP.

19 Jan 2018 description

(LP-17-ene-18) El Ministro de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras, prevé la recuperación de la producción de soya en la siguiente siembra de la campaña de invierno de este año.

19 Jan 2018 description

Animal health professionals gather for expert panel at Global Forum for Food and Agriculture – led by UN-FAO and Bread for the World

19 January 2018, Berlin, Germany– People take medicines to cure infections or diseases caused by microorganisms. But what happens when the disease-causing germs don’t react, because they’ve become resistant to that drug?

19 Jan 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • De violents combats entre groupes armés autour de la ville de Paoua au Nord de la Centrafrique ont entraîné le déplacement de plus de 25 000 personnes fin décembre. Les déplacés continuent d’affluer vers Paoua. Les affrontements entre groupes armés ont également causé 73 000 déplacés à Bria. De même, la ville de Bambari a accueilli plus de 17 800 déplacés suite aux incidents sécuritaires survenus dans les villes environnantes notamment à Ippy, Ndassima et Djoubissi.

19 Jan 2018 description

Mali : en 2017, l'accès à l'eau et à la santé étaient au centre de nos activités

Alors que les besoins humanitaires restent importants dans le Nord et s'accroissent au centre du Mali, nous continuons de développer plusieurs activités dans le but de venir en aide aux personnes affectées par les effets du conflit armé et des violences.

19 Jan 2018 description

By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepali farmer Bhoj Raj Paudel had just left home to visit his parents when a hill above it collapsed, destroying his ranch and a paddy field and flooding a swathe of land downstream.

The landslide was 19 years ago, but he remembers it vividly.

"I am happy my family survived but whatever I owned was gone forever," the 53-year-old father of three told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Simalpani, a small town on the foothills of the Himalayas some 200 km (130 miles) west of Kathmandu.

19 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

This report presents the results of the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) study carried out in May 2017 across the entire territory of Cameroon (10 regions).

19 Jan 2018 description

The current dry spell has been exacerbated by an outbreak of crop-munching fall armyworms

By Frank Phiri

LILONGWE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A dry spell and worsening pest infestation are threatening Malawi's staple maize crop, prompting President Peter Mutharika on Friday to call on government officials to lead prayers for rain.

Read the full report on Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation.

19 Jan 2018 description

By Corrie Butler, IFRC

Driving through the rural landscapes of Somaliland, the views are breathtaking – towering blue mountains cutting the glaring sky over dry, thorn-bushed desert. Small dome-like temporary houses, known as ‘aqals’, dot the arid terrain.

These belong to nomads who have survived in these harsh conditions for generations, but for the first time, they are facing an uncertain future.

19 Jan 2018 description

Question

What are the impacts of different approaches to supporting agriculture in protracted crises and rebuilding agriculture after conflict and disasters (caused by natural hazards)?

Summary

19 Jan 2018 description

The African Development Bank is fully engaged in ensuring efficient and sustainable agricultural production projects in its regional member countries. This can drive economic growth and poverty reduction as well as fulfil both domestic and global demand for agricultural products.

19 Jan 2018 description

by Alex Whiting | @AlexWhi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 18 January 2018 17:20 GMT

ROME, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major insurance scheme launched on Thursday aims to help up to 4 million poor people in Africa and Asia rebuild their lives after climate disasters, its backers said.

The insurance programme - covering droughts in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zambia and Cambodia, and tropical cyclones in Myanmar - will support mostly women farmers and their families.