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16 Sep 2017 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Typhoon Doksuri has made landfall in Viet Nam as Category 1 Typhoon with maximum sustained wind of 135 kph;

  • Four (4) persons reported dead, and 21 persons injured;

  • Thirty-three (33) houses collapsed and 121.289 houses damaged;

  • Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the hard-hit province today

  • Assessment of the impact is still on going;

16 Sep 2017 description

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By Caroline Wambui

MERU, Kenya, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she woke up one morning in February, Catherine Kagendo realised that one of her cows could not stand.

"It was lying on its side, had lost its appetite and was breathing heavily," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from her farm in Meru, in eastern Kenya.

16 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia are collaborating to improve the productivity of staple food crops, such as maize, rice, and legumes.

  • Local farmers are testing new conservation farming technologies, with information on them is shared across the three countries.

  • Patricia Dzimbiri is a farmer in Malawi who has successfully piloted the sustainable farming methods and shared what she has learned with more than 80 other farmers.

16 Sep 2017 description

A significant number of communities in the eastern, central and western parts of the island have been severely affected. Lack of electricity and access to potable water are the major problems. Water is currently being supplied to the population via tanker trucks, and in some areas generators have been connected to facilitate the operation of pumping equipment and the extraction of water from wells. In some communities, food processing centers have been established, which are supplied free of charge at evacuation centers and distributed to the population at subsidized prices.

16 Sep 2017 description

Este reporte ha sido elaborado desde la Oficina de la Coordinadora Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba. Cubre el período de las 14.00 del 14 de septiembre a las 14.00 del 15 de septiembre (hora local). El siguiente reporte será emitido el 16 de septiembre de 2017.

Resumen

16 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator. It covers the period from 14:00 hrs. on September 014 th to 12:00 hrs. on September 15 th .The next report will be issued on or around 16/09.

Highlights

15 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

15 de Septiembre del 2017 0:04:19 CDT

El Presidente del Consejo de Defensa Nacional, General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz, encabezó en la noche de este miércoles una reunión con dirigentes del Partido, el Estado y el Gobierno, en la cual se evaluaron los daños ocasionados por el huracán Irma y se puntualizaron las acciones a desarrollar durante la etapa de recuperación.

15 Sep 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Aggregate 2017 cereal production estimated at above-average level

  • Wheat exports in 2017/18 expected to decline from previous year

  • Export prices of wheat remained stable over last three months

Cereal production in 2017 estimated at above average level

15 Sep 2017 description
  • The Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone had severe impacts on the country’s health system, economy and food security situation. Many households experienced new or increased food insecurity as Ebola-related fears and restrictions on movement and mass gatherings disrupted trade, increased food prices and reduced household income.

15 Sep 2017 description

Las pérdidas por las inundaciones en la provincia de Buenos Aires rondan los US$ 410 millones, según estimó este jueves el ministro de Agroindustria bonaerense, Leonardo Sarquís.

En declaraciones a radio Millenium, el el ministro de Agroindustria bonaerense, Leonardo Sarquís, indicó que en la provincia de Buenos Aires hay más de cuatro millones de hectáreas afectadas, de las cuales 1 millón o 1,5 millones "están inundadas", y estimó que las "pérdidas rondan entre los US$ 400 y US$ 410 millones".

15 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 24 August to 6 September 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 21 September 2017.

Highlights

15 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages
- This report summarizes the supply and market outlook for maize grain in the east African countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi. The outlook period follows the 2017/18 marketing year (MY), spanning from July 2017 to June 2018 and covering two main harvests—the 2017 June-to-August harvest and the 2017/2018 October-to-February harvest. While the June-to-August harvest data estimates are more reliable, the October-to-February harvests are projected and may be updated as data becomes available.

15 Sep 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- The Data Revolution requires the development of a vibrant ecosystem that actively engages in closing data gaps as well as building capacity of national statistical offices and other data producers including academia and private sector.
- The benefits of accurate, timely and accessible data in agriculture and other sectors of the economy are expected to be catalytic and significant.

By GABRIEL RUGALEMALA AND WILLY BETT

15 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

Fall armyworm, or FAW, is new to Africa but has made an immediate impact. The caterpillar, originally from Latin America, was first detected in Nigeria in January 2016. By January 2017 it had reached South Africa – spreading officially to 24 countries within a year on a lightening journey down the continent.

Read more on IRIN.

15 Sep 2017 description

FAO has mobilized USD 300 000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities – Agricultural Inputs Response Capacity (SFERA-AIRC) – thanks to the financial contribution from the Government of Belgium – to deploy staff and assist vulnerable people and communities on the path of Hurricane Irma, which left a wake of destruction in the northeastern part of the Caribbean.

Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, St Martin and Turks and Caicos were the most affected islands (OCHA).

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The 2017 ZimVAC Rural Livelihoods Assessment estimates that 1.1 million people will be food insecure by the first quarter of 2018. All indicators of nutrition and food security have improved in the midst of a 321 percent increase in food crop production compared to last year, although some districts will have high food insecurity projections estimated at 27 percent.

  • In July, WFP supported 89,585 people in 11 districts under the Productive Asset Creation Programme.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP-supported nutrition and school feeding activities face serious funding shortfalls and will be suspended as of September if no new resourcing is received. A meeting was held with the local donor community outlining the shortfall and the impact that programme suspension would have on the vulnerable populations in Karamoja district.