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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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Iraq Food Security Quarterly Update (January - March 2017)

Iraq Food Security Quarter

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq continues to be one of the largest and most complex in the world, with over 3 million Iraqis displaced since 2014 and ...

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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 - 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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Regional mapping exercise of value chain analysis of agricultural commodities

Regional mapping exercise

Markets systems are critical to the lives and livelihoods of people, both in stable and in crisisaffected contexts. They play a vital role in meeting ...

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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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Jordan Land Cover Mapping Data Preparation

Jordan Land Cover Mapping

The project describes the vegetation status and its dynamics in Jordan, including crops and natural vegetation, using the new generation satellite ima...

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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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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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Land Cover Mapping/Change Monitoring of Jordan and Syria

Land Cover Mapping/Change

Many approaches exist to measure and monitor the land cover changes of the landscape exploiting the repeatability of the remotely sensed products with...

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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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Mosul: Food Security Summary

Mosul: Food Security Summa

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the official start of the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS on 17 October 2016. Mosul could be the largest ...

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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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Mosul Map

Mosul Map

The map can be used by humanitarian organisations active in this area and can be printed on an A0 paper.

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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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Azaz Town Map

Azaz Town Map

Based of the recent events in the town of Azaz, RFSAN decided to generate a map of the town. The map is free for downloading and can be printed on an ...

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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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NDVI Anomaly 21-31 May 2016

NDVI Anomaly 21-31 May 201

Precipitation has been below the long term average over Syria for the months of March, April and May (2016). Also, higher temperatures have been obser...

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NDVI Anomaly 10-20 May 2016

NDVI Anomaly 10-20 May 201

Precipitation has been below the long term average over Syria for the months of March, April and May (2016). Also, higher temperatures have been obser...

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NDVI Anomaly 1-10 May 2016

NDVI Anomaly 1-10 May 2016

Precipitation has been below the long term average over Syria for the months of March, April and May (2016). Also, higher temperatures have been obser...

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NDVI Anomaly 21 - 30 April 2016

NDVI Anomaly 21 - 30 April

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

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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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NDVI Anomaly 21-31 March 2016

NDVI Anomaly 21-31 March 2

Temperature conditions continue to be hotter than average across the region for February and March, 2016, and medium term Forecasts by the World Meteo...

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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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NDVI Anomaly 11 - 20 April 2016

NDVI Anomaly 11 - 20 April

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

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NDVI Anomaly 01 - 10 April 2016

NDVI Anomaly 01 - 10 April

Temperature conditions continue to be hotter than average across the region for February and March, 2016, and medium term Forecasts by the World Meteo...

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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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Interactive Topographic Map of Syria

Interactive Topographic Ma

Interactive Topographic Map of Syria.

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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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NDVI Anomaly 3-10 March 2016

NDVI Anomaly 3-10 March 20

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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NDVI Anomaly 10-20 March 2016

NDVI Anomaly 10-20 March 2

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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Price Monitoring Methodology Summary

Price Monitoring Methodolo

This infograph outlines the methodology for the collation and visualisation of price monitoring data collected in Syria.

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Regional Snow Cover (Dec 2015 - Feb 2016)

Regional Snow Cover (Dec 2

Regional Snow Cover (Dec 2015 - Feb 2016)

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Middle East Rainfall Anomaly - February 2016 (NO PDF)

Middle East Rainfall Anoma

Following reports that rainfall levels in the Middle East were lower than normal, precipitation levels from February 2016 were analysed and compare...

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Syria Agricultural Production and Cross-Border Trade Study Roundtable Policy Discussions Report

Syria Agricultural Product

The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) Programme is funded by USAID and FAO and jointly implemented by FAO and iMMAP in order to provide ...

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Regional Snow Cover (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)

Regional Snow Cover (Nov 2

Regional Snow Cover (Nove 2015 - Jan 2016)

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FSLA South Brochure

FSLA South Brochure

In August 2015, FAO, CARE, NRC and their local partners inside Syria ran an assessment in order to collect information on the food security and liveli...

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Syria Market Maps

Syria Market Maps

In collaboration with CARE and NRC, RFSAN supported the Emergency Market Monitoring Assessment (EMMA) with visualization of the market situation in th...

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East Dara Calendar - Roots & Tubers, Fruits and Vegetables (NO PDF)

East Dara Calendar - Roots

In August and September 2015, CARE conducted a livelihoods assessment in opposition-held areas of Dar’a and Quneitra governorates to inform the develo...

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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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Quneitra Calendar - Roots & Tubers, Fruits and Vegetables (NO PDF)

Quneitra Calendar - Roots

In August and September 2015, CARE conducted a livelihoods assessment in opposition-held areas of Dar’a and Quneitra governorates to inform the develo...

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East Dara Calendar - Wheat and Barley (NO PDF)

East Dara Calendar - Wheat

Introduction

In August and September 2015, CARE conducted a livelihoods assessment in opposition-held areas of Dar’a and Quneitra governorates to i...

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Quneitra Calendar - Wheat and Barley (NO PDF)

Quneitra Calendar - Wheat

Introduction

In August and September 2015, CARE conducted a livelihoods assessment in opposition-held areas of Dar’a and Quneitra governorates to i...

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West Dara Calendar - Livestock, Labour and Food prices (No PDF)

West Dara Calendar - Lives

Introduction

In August and September 2015, CARE conducted a livelihoods assessment in opposition-held areas of Dar’a and Quneitra governorates to i...

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West Dara Crop Calendar - Roots and Tubers, Fruits and Vegetables (NO PDF)

West Dara Crop Calendar -

In August and September 2015, CARE conducted a livelihoods assessment in opposition-held areas of Dar’a and Quneitra governorates to inform the develo...

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Quneitra Calendar - Livestock, Labour and Food prices (NO PDF)

Quneitra Calendar - Livest

Introduction

In August and September 2015, CARE conducted a livelihoods assessment in opposition-held areas of Dar’a and Quneitra governorates to i...

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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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Fallujah Map

Fallujah Map

Based of therecenteventsinFallujah, RFSAN decided to generate a map of the town. The map is free for downloading and can be printed on an A0 paper...

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Ramadi Town Map

Ramadi Town Map

An overview map of Ramadi, a city in Iraq that has been heavily affected by the conflict. The map includes the streets and different types of building...

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Fire Maps

Fire Maps

Technical Details

The data shown on this map is the fire location product detected by the Terra and Aqua MODIS satellite sensors. The dataset is de...

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Idlib Town Map

Idlib Town Map

An overview map of Idlib, a city in Syria that has been heavily affected by the war. The map includes the streets and different types of buildings, su...

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Regional Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) Anomaly

Regional Normalized Differ

The NDVI is an agricultural monitoring indicator that provides numerical analysis of the health and content of live vegetation based on measuring the ...

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Regional Cropland Intensity

Regional Cropland Intensit

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Regional Dominant Landcover

Regional Dominant Landcove

Regional Dominant Landcover

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Regional Livestock Production Systems

Regional Livestock Product

The combination of existing climatic conditions and impact of the crisis have left many of the livestock populations in this region undernourished and...

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Regional Map of Dominant Soils

Regional Map of Dominant S

Given the known environmental and geopolitical constraints faced by the agricultural systems in this region, it becomes especially important to consid...

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Regional Mean Temperature Variability

Regional Mean Temperature

The effects of temperature variations as a result of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration - due either to general warming or natural flu...

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Regional Mean Minimum Temperature Variability

Regional Mean Minimum Temp

The effects of temperature variations as a result of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration - due either to general warming or natural flu...

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Regional Precipitaton Long Term Average

Regional Precipitaton Long

Similar to temperature variations, temporal variability of rainfall has direct impacts on the yield of rain-fed crops as well as the health and sustai...

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Regional Mean Evapotranspiration (PET) Variability

Regional Mean Evapotranspi

As an increasing trend in climatic variability in the region becomes evident, irrigation systems and methodologies are shifted to compensate for rainf...

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