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2019 – The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI): Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns
All CountriesFAO

SOFI 2019 confirms a rise in world hunger for a third year in a row. There were 821 million chronically undernourished people in the world last year, up from 811 the previous year. One in nine people in the world now faces hunger. Africa is the regio...

Research and Development
The State of the World’s Forests 2018: Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development
All CountriesFAO

Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a commitment made by countries to tackle the complex challenges we face, from ending poverty and hunger and responding to climate chan...

Research and Development
Halting the Spread of Disease and Helping Livestock Farmers in Liberia

The project was implemented in response to an outbreak in four counties of Liberia of Pestedes PetitsRuminants(PPR) or Sheep and Goat Plague, a devastating disease affecting small ruminants. A widespread vaccination programme was put in place, awa...

Training and Capacity Building
Promoting Aquaculture and Employment in Liberia

Decades of turmoil and civil conflict have had a crippling effect on Liberia’s agricultural sector, and increasingly rapid growth in youth migration to urban areas has led to high youth unemployment and urban poverty. Agriculture is the sector with t...

Research and Development
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018
All CountriesFAO

The 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals. It notes th...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Angola: Rice Crop Grow and Food Security Reinforcement
AngolaChiambo PJ, Coelho JP, Soares FB, Salumbo A and Li...

Rice is the staple food of more than three billion people around the world. In Angola it is the most consumed food after maize and cassava. At a time when the country population increases at an approximate annual rate of 3.27% associated to an econom...

Research and Development
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Report – FAIRS Annual Country Report
South AfricaWellington Sikuka

All the sections of the report have been updated based on recent amendments to regulations, updated website links and to comply with the updated reporting instructions. The report includes an assessment of laws and import requirements for food and...

Research and Development
South Africa Sugar Annual Report
South AfricaWellington Sikuka

Post forecasts the South African sugar cane crop will increase by 2 percent to 19.5 million Metric Tons (MT) in the 2019/20 Marketing Year (MY), due to normal weather conditions, improved sugar cane yields and increases in area planted for small sc...

South Africa Unable to Stifle Latest Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease
South AfricaKyle Bonsu

South Africa was in the process of recovering from the January 2019 Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak when a new incident occurred on November 1 in the Molemole District of Limpopo. Although South Africa was able to put systems in place to ensure tha...

South Africa Food Processing Ingredients Report 2019
South AfricaMargaret Ntloedibe

In 2018, South Africa imported US$3.2 billion in processed foods, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2017, with the top five products being palm oil, food preparations, whiskies, beer made from malt, and animal guts, bladder and stomach parts. In the...

Research and Development
South Africa Citrus Annual Report
South AfricaWellington Sikuka

South Africa`s production of grapefruit, oranges, tangerines/mandarins and lemons/limes is forecast to continue its strong growth in the 2018/19 MY, based on the increase in area planted, high level of newplanting in the past five years and on the n...

Research and Development
South Africa Grain and Feed Update
South AfricaDirk Esterhuizen

Due to unfavorable weather conditions, Post estimates a 14 percent drop in commercial corn area planted for the 2018/19 MY in South Africa. As a result, commercial corn production is expected to drop by 23 percent to around 10.0 million tons. While...

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