Examining whether water availability for irrigation
will provide food to meet growing demand and ultimately improve national
and global food security, this book addresses the relationship between
water availability and food production, including the following key issues:
- Evolution of water availability and demand over the next three decades
- Effect of water scarcity on food production and availability of water for environmental purposes
- Extent to which future food production will come from rainfed and irrigated areas
CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
Prepared by Hassan Taifour ERP Nutritionist - Save the Children UK
Southern Africa is in the throes of an acute humanitarian crisis that is having countrywide impacts in Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as affecting significant populations in Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland. It is estimated that, across the entire region, 7.5 million (plus a further 1.9 million in Angola) people already require immediate food assistance; a figure that will rise to 16.3 million over the January -March 2003 period. Of those in need, at least 60% are under the age of 18 years.
FSAU is managed by the FAO, funded by EC and
supported by USAID-Somalia and WFP-Somalia.
FSAU partners are WFP-Somalia, FEWS-Somalia,FAO, UNICEF, SCFUK and UNDP-Somalia.
Ce Rapport couvre la période du 29 Août au 28 Septembre 2002
Globalement la deuxième décade de septembre a été pluvieuse et on note une légère amélioration des conditions d'exploitation des activités agricoles et pastorales.
This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea
(B) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Swaziland, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Sudan, (10) Uganda, (11) Burundi
(C) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone (2) Guinea (3) Mauritania
(D) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola
(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran
3-15 September, 2002
This Ops Update is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
Launched on 2 May 2002 for CHF 6,803, 000 for 12 months revised 22 July to CHF 89,285,2 74 (USD 61.6 m/EUR 60.9m) in cash, kind and services to assist a minimum of 1.3 million beneficiaries for 12 months. Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 50,000
Period covered: 2 -11 September 2002
Appeal coverage: 19.9%
Related Appeals: Southern Africa 2002 Annual Regional Appeal no. 01.16/2002
Outstanding needs: CHF 71,853,651
Graphic by WFP/VAM, 02 Oct 2002.
Boundaries are unofficial and approximate.
Prague, 3 September 2002 - More than 131.751.341CZK (approximately 4 million USD) have been collected by today on the special "SOS Floods" account of The People in Need Foundation. Part of these donations (approximately 20 million CZK) came via a special fundraising phone line operated by the Czech Telecom and will be deposited on our account after more than 100.000 callers pay their telephone bills. Most of these contributions came from Czech people and from companies who have their domicile in the Czech Republic.
In early July, Dave Mann, CORD's Head of Fundraising, visited Malawi where over 3 million people face severe food shortages.
The 2000 United Nations Millennium Declaration calls for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women as effective ways to combat hunger and stimulate sustainable development.
Source: FEWS NET/USGS/GHA and USGS/EROS Data Center.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
DAILY NEWS BULLETIN 03.09.2002
The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has embarked on the next portion of humanitarian aid supplies to the northern provinces of Afghanistan.
The first three railway cars, laden with 15,000 liters of vegetable oil, 30 tons of poultry meat, 28.5 tons of canned vegetables and 5 tons of soup concentrates, left Noginsk, near Moscow, for Afghanistan's Hairaton on August 30.
Map highlights food sector coordination operations
See also sectoral map updates of Ingushetia including education, mental health, shelter sanitation, mine awareness, health, protection and WHO MoH Tuberculosis Programme Map.
Map highlights countries with agricultural drought, long term hydrologic drought and countries facing high food insecurity in southern Africa. Reported HIV/AIDS population and food needs are also indicated.
Colombia has experienced its strongest seasonal rainfall in 11 years. The Cauca river banks have burst destroying homes and harvests.
Action Against Hunger teams are preparing the final logistics to distribute 440 tons of rice, 110 tons of sugar, 110 tons of cooking oil and 110 tons of vegetables to 13 municipalities in the regional departments of Bolivar, Sucre and Cordoba. Provided by the World Food Programme, these supplies will be distributed with support from the Spanish Department for International Cooperation (AECI).