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Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO‘s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Syria - May 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

The total amount of rainfall in May 2017 was below average compared to the May long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016 in parts of northern governorates ...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Lebanon - May 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

Rainfall in May was generally average to above average across the country when compared with the long-term (2001-2016) monthly average. The areas that...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Iraq - May 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

The May precipitation was below average compared to the long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016 in the entire crop-growing governorate of Duhok, large pa...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Jordan - May 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

The precipitation levels in May were average compared to the long-term average of the month (2001-2016) in crop-growing areas in the north such as Adj...

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Middle East Rainfall Anomaly December 2016

Middle East Rainfall Anoma

Rainfall in December 2016 was analyzed and compared with the rainfall levels of the same period last year and the long-term average (last 15 years).

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Syria Food Security Quarterly Update (January - March 2017)

Syria Food Security Quarte

In the first quarter of 2017, ongoing conflict continued to impact food security in Syria through higher market prices, reduced access to water and ba...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Lebanon - April 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

April rainfall amounts were above the monthly long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016 across much of Lebanon. The exception to this is the eastern part o...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Syria - April 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

April rainfall totals in Syria were largely above average to average compared to the long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016. However, below average prec...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Jordan - April 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

Crop growing governorates in the northern (Adjloun, Jarash, Irbid) and central (Al-Balqa, Madaba, Al-Karak and Amman) regions of Jordan received avera...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Iraq - April 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

Large sectors of Iraq received above average precipitation in April when compared to the monthly long-term average (LTA) of 2011-2016. However, below ...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Iraq - March 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

The March precipitation total in Iraq was mostly average to above average when compared to the long-term average (LTA) of the past 16 years. However, ...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Lebanon -March 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

Monthly precipitation totals for March were below the long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016 in many parts of Lebanon. In particular, below average rain...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Syria - March 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

In most parts of Syria, March rainfall totals were average to above average compared with the longitudinal average of March over the past 16 years. Be...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Jordan - March 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

During March, most parts of Jordan received average to above average monthly precipitation when compared with the long-term average (LTA) of 2001-2016...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Syria - February 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

The rainfall totals in January-February 2017 were below the long-term average (LTA) of the past 16 years across much of Syria, except governorates suc...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Iraq - February 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

The February precipitation total for Iraq was below the long-term average (LTA) of the past 16 years in crop-growing governorates in the north of Iraq...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Jordan - February 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

In February, monthly precipitation was close to the long-term average (LTA) of the past 16 years in most parts of Jordan, except for the agricultural ...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Lebanon -February 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

Monthly precipitation totals for February were below the long-term average (2001-2016) across much of Lebanon. Rainfall levels were higher compared to...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Syria - January 2017

Agricultural Stress Index

In January, most farmers would have finished planting of rainfed wheat and barley, while the planting of winter vegetables would still be ongoing. Des...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Iraq - January 2017

Agricultural Stress Index

The Agricultural Stress Index (ASI) for Iraq in January 2017 indicated conditions of less dryness in general and in particular, it still showed relati...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Iraq - January 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

The country received above average precipitation throughout December, which replenished soil moisture and created favourable conditions for crop devel...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Jordan - January 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

The rainfall totals for January were below the Long-Term Average (LTA) of the past 16 years in most parts of Jordan, including the main agricultural g...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Syria - January 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

Precipitation during January 2017 was analysed and compared with the longitudinal average for January over the past 16 years. Rainfall totals in Janua...

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Agrometeorological Monitoring Bulletin in Lebanon - January 2017

Agrometeorological Monitor

Rainfall totals in January were generally below the levels measured in the same month last year and slightly below the long-term average (LTA) of the ...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Syria - December 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

As can be seen from the ASI for December 2016, planting is still ongoing for winter crops (mainly barley, wheat and winter vegetables), and signs of h...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Jordan - December 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

As of December 2016 the ASI for Jordan showed some good vegetation growth in the northern Governorates of Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash and Al-Balqa, particul...

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The Impact of ISIS on Iraq’s Agricultural Sector

The Impact of ISIS on Iraq...

With Iraqi forces planning to retake Mosul and the remaining strongholds in Iraq of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the coming months, U...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Iraq - December 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

The Iraq ASI during December 2016 showed less aridity and an improved Vegetation Health Index (VHI) of cropland areas compared with previous periods. ...

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Syria Food Security Quarterly Update (October - December 2016)

Syria Food Security Quarte

High-intensity conflict remains the key trigger for food insecurity in Syria, causing displacements, inflation and high cost of living, eroded purchas...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Jordan - November 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

As of November, 2016 the ASI for Jordan shows some good growth in the Northern Governorates and the Jordan Valley. Planting of winter crops (barley, l...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Iraq - November 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

The ASI for Iraq for November, 2016, as per the previous month, shows that no planting has occurred in the northern parts of Dohuk, Erbil, Salahmiyah,...

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Middle East Rainfall Anomaly November 2016

Middle East Rainfall Anoma

Precipitation levels for November 2016 were analysed and compared to levels at the same time the previous year and the long-term average (precipitatio...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Syria - November 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

As can be seen from the ASI for November 2016, planting is ongoing for winter crops (mainly barley, wheat and winter vegetables), and early signs of h...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Jordan - October 2016 (NO PDF)

Agricultural Stress Index

Based on the Jordan Meteorological Department, most of the agricultural areas did not exceed 1% (others 2%-4%) of the expected cumulative rainfall as ...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Lebanon - December 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

Planting of the winter wheat and barley crops, for harvest from mid-June 2017, started in October and extended in November - December. The ASI for Dec...

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Disaster Risk Reduction Assessment Jordan

Disaster Risk Reduction As

The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) has released its latest report, a disaster risk reduction assessment of Jordan. In an effort to id...

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Syria Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment

Syria Food Security and Li

Funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the 2016 Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment (FSLA) was conducted by...

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Food Security and Livelihood Assessment in Syria - Brochure

Food Security and Liveliho

With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and RFSAN, the Whole of Syria Food Security Cluster conducted a Fo...

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Middle East Rainfall Anomaly October 2016

Middle East Rainfall Anoma

Drought is generally considered an extended period (season, year or several years) of deficient precipitation compared to the long-term average for an...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Syria - October 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

As can be seen from the ASI for October, 2016, planting has begun for winter crops (mainly barley, wheat and winter vegetables), and early signs of gr...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Iraq - October 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

The ASI for Iraq October 2016, shows that cropland in the Northern Governorates was still off-season during the reporting period and most likely being...

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Agricultural Stress Index in Lebanon - October 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

The ASI for the month of October shows that during the first week planting had not yet started, even though the planting of the main cereal crops (bar...

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Conflict, Cropland and Food Prices - September 2016

Conflict, Cropland and Foo

The conflict map below shows the density of security incidents observed between 02 May 2016 through September 2016 (with over 5,500 events recorded). ...

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Lebanon - Maps of Social and Agricultural Services Providers (in arabic)

Lebanon - Maps of Social a

This set of maps shows the locations of Social and Agricultural Service Providers all over Lebanon in collaboration with the FAO Lebanon Country Offic...

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Agro-Meteorological Indicators May 2016 (NO PDF)

Agro-Meteorological Indica

The results of the rainfall, NDVI and temperatures analysis – all considered in FAO’s Agricultural Stress Index – show that May has been used for harv...

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Agricultural Stress Index - May 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

The Agriculture Stress Index (ASI) helps show how ‘stressed’ crop areas are by combining vegetation condition and temperature variables. The compiled ...

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Middle East Rainfall Anomaly May 2016

Middle East Rainfall Anoma

Drought is generally considered an extended period (season, year or several years) of de cient precipitation compared to the long-term average for an ...

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Conflict, Cropland and Food Prices

Conflict, Cropland and Foo

The conflict maps shows the density of security incidents observed between October 2015 and April, 2016 (with over 8,000 events recorded). The number ...

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Agro-Meteorological Indicators April 2016

Agro-Meteorological Indica

Temperature conditions have been hotter than average across the region for February, March and April, 2016, and medium term Forecasts by the World Met...

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Middle East Rainfall Anomaly April 2016

Middle East Rainfall Anoma

Drought is generally considered an extended period (season, year or several years) of deficient precipitation compared to the long-term average for an...

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Agricultural Stress Index - April 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

The Agriculture Stress Index (ASI) helps show how ‘stressed’ crop areas are by combining vegetation condition and temperature variables. The compiled ...

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Syria Agrometeorological Indicators March 2016

Syria Agrometeorological I

Temperature conditions have been hotter than average across the region for February and March, 2016, and medium term Forecasts by the World Meteorolog...

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Iraq - Food Security Information Systems Review and Capacity Assessment

Iraq - Food Security Infor

The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN), in close collaboration with the Government of Iraq and other stakeholders such as WFP, undertook ...

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Middle East Rainfall Anomaly March 2016

Middle East Rainfall Anoma

Drought is generally considered an extended period (season, year or several years) of deficient precipitation compared to the long-term average for an...

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Agricultural Stress Index - March 2016

Agricultural Stress Index

The Agriculture Stress Index (ASI) helps show how ‘stressed’ crop areas are by combining vegetation condition and temperature variables. The compiled ...

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The Forgotten South: Food Security & Livelihoods in Southern Syria

The Forgotten South: Food

BACKGROUND While there is a broad understanding of basic humanitarian needs in Southern Syria, there has been limited analysis of the current economic...

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Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment

Food Security and Liveliho

In August 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, in partnership with the REACH Initiative, conducted a nat...

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Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment - Lebanon

Food Security and Liveliho

The Syria Crisis, now in its fourth year, has forced more than nine million people to flee their homes. Around 6 million of these are believed to be i...

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