22 September 2015
Du 14 au 16 septembre 2015, s’est tenue à Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso, la concertation technique du Dispositif Régional de Prévention et de Gestion des Crises Alimentaires (PREGEC) au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, sur l’évaluation à mi-parcours de la campagne agropastorale et les perspectives agricoles et alimentaires 2015-2016.
21 September 2015
The on-going El Nino event, officially declared in March, will remain active throughout 2015 and is very likely to extend into the first quarter of 2016.
The event is now strengthening towards its peak intensity which should be reached in late 2015. There is a significant chance that this event could be close or even exceed the strongest levels on record.
The event is being influencing all growing seasons of the northern hemisphere, as well as those of equatorial regions (Horn of Africa, Indonesia) of late 2015, and will be influencing those of southern Africa and South America from late 2015 to early 2016.
The impacts are wide ranging and generally negative in countries facing food insecurity.
31 August 2015
- August normally marks the end of the lean season. This month there were strong improvements in coping in Guinea. In Liberia and Sierra Leone, coping also improved albeit more modestly.
- Little variation in prices, manual labour rates and correspondingly terms-of-trade were observed this month.
31 August 2015
WFP’s food security analysis/VAM service is actively monitoring the food security situation across the three primary countries affected by Ebola: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Various assessments are ongoing to better understand the impact of the crisis on food markets and households’ food security. Such information is critical for informing governments’ policies and programmes and the broader humanitarian response.
31 July 2015
- Despite the challenges of the lean season, use of coping strategies improved in Guinea and Liberia this month. However, in Sierra Leone negative coping for the poorest groups increased.
- In all three countries, aggregate food prices continue to remain stable.
- Contrary to seasonal expectations, terms of trade did not worsen and even improved in many localities.
30 July 2015
- Consistent with past trends, Sierra Leone saw modest but statistically significant improvements in coping in May. Geographically, the biggest improvements were seen in the districts of Kambia and Port Loko in Sierra Leone.
- Food prices were stable compared to the previous month and wage rates remain stable in Liberia.
- Analysis of food security perceptions shows a favorable trend with more positive responses in April than in May.
29 July 2015
- With the onset of the lean season, the consistent improvements in coping seen over the last five months came to a halt in Sierra Leone and normally better-off households resort to increased coping.
- Food prices remained relatively stable while manual labour rates and terms of trade rose in some parts of Sierra Leone.
24 July 2015
- With the onset of the lean season, the consistent improvements in coping seen over the last five months came to a halt in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Overall, negative coping levels were higher in Guinea than in Liberia or Sierra Leone.
- In Liberia, coping levels were most severe in the South East and in Bong County. The highest levels of negative coping in Gu inea were repor ted in Nzerekore region in Guinea.
- In Liberia and Sierra Leone heavy rains were deteriorating road access.
- Food prices remained relatively stable in Sierra Leone and Liberia at national levels while manual labour rates and terms of trade rose in Liberia and some parts of Sierra Leone.
10 July 2015
The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of humanitarian concern.
This Seasonal Monitor webpage provides real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts to highlight changes in the progression of the agricultural season that may be of concern. This analysis is also presented in Power Point and report format.
9 July 2015
An El Nino event active since March 2015 will almost certainly last through 2015 and is likely to extend into early 2016.
The intensity of this event is increasing with a peak expected in the last quarter of 2015 and there is a significant chance that it may become one of the strongest events of the past 30 years.
The timing of the event means that it will influence all growing seasons of the northern hemisphere (broadly from May to October) as well as those of equatorial regions (Horn of Africa, Indonesia) of late 2015 and of southern Africa and South America from late 2015 to early 2016.
The possible impacts are wide ranging and generally negative in countries facing food insecurity.
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