Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 11:39
An estimated 73 million people in Africa faced acute levels of hunger and food insecurity in 2019, according to the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises, released this week. The continent accounted for 54 percent of the global total of severely food-insecure people. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, developing countries in the region will likely see even further disruptions to food access. These disruptions will compound existing food crises and potentially create new ones.
Submitted by Soonho.Kim on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:28
East Africa facing acute food insecurity as drought continues, alerts FEWS and FAO
Submitted by Soonho.Kim on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:26
Southern Africa faced widespread drought from the October 2018 to March 2019 rainy season, with less than 55 percent of normal rainfall totals, alerts FEWS. The 2018-2019 rainfall began a month late, triggering extended dry spells between January and March.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:02
Southern Africa could face an early start to the 2019-2020 lean season and abnormally high food assistance needs, according to a new alert from FEWS Net. Due to a significant delay in the start of the rainy season and predicted below-average precipitation through March, the region is likely to experience cumulative seasonal rainfall significantly below average. This deficit may negatively impact maize production, livestock conditions, and agricultural labor opportunities in the region.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 14:39
This post originally appeared on the IFPRI-WCAO blog.
The prolonged heatwave of summer 2018 has devastated crops across Europe, leaving some countries facing their worst harvests since the end of World War II.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:54
Latest FAO GIEWS Country Briefs and Special Alerts
FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) has released several new country briefs and special reports for Africa south of the Sahara.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:24
During the 2017 rainy season (June – September), parts of the Sahel in West Africa received erratic and below-average rainfall, according to a special report from FEWS Net. Some areas of the region received rainfall more than 25 percent below average. This has led to pasture and water deficits that are expected to last at least until July 2018.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:41
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:11
As climate change continues to bring more frequent weather shocks, such as drought and flooding, and make rainfall patterns more erratic, smallholder farmers in developing regions like Africa south of the Sahara are often hardest hit. A new e-book from IRIN reports that mean temperatures in the region are expected to rise faster than the global average, leading to reduced agricultural yields and increased poverty and food insecurity.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 21:20
Ethiopia will continue to face significant food insecurity in 2018, according to several recent reports from FEWS Net and FAO GIEWS.