FAO / EL NIÑO RESPONSE

19-Feb-2018 00:01:15
The thirtieth session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) regional conference, begun today in Khartoum, Sudan. The conference will discuss the state of food and agriculture in Africa, following one of the strongest El Niño events ever witnessed. FAO
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STORY: FAO / EL NIÑO RESPONSE
TRT: 01:15
SOURCE: FAO
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: JULY 2017, MATABELELAND SOUTH PROVINCE, PLUMTREE VILLAGE, ZIMBABWE / JULY 2017, LERIBE DISTRICT, LESOTHO
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JULY 2017, MATABELELAND SOUTH PROVINCE, PLUMTREE VILLAGE, ZIMBABWE

1. Wide shot, women walking and cattle grazing
2. Wide shot, cattle standing close to a water source
3. Various shots, cattle feeding and drinking water
4. Med shot, goats drinking water

JULY 2017, LERIBE DISTRICT, LESOTHO

5. Various shots, aerial views of mountainous landscape
6. Wide shot, arid landscape,
7. Med shot, woman in a maize field harvesting maize from the stalk
8. Med shot, two children in a maize field harvesting maize
9. Close up, person peeling a maize cob
10. Wide shot, man and two children carrying sacks of maize
11. Wide shot, man and two children entering their homestead
12. Med shot, man and two children emptying maize sacks
13. Wide shot, woman and man removing maize grain from the cob
STORYLINE
The thirtieth session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) regional conference, begun today in Khartoum, Sudan.

The conference, which will take place from 19 to 23 February, will discuss the state of food and agriculture in Africa, following one of the strongest El Niño events ever witnessed.

Building resilience to address the extreme vulnerability of Africa’s agriculture and rural livelihoods will be one the main topics in the agenda.

According to the FAO, Southern Africa continues to experience weather shocks, which threaten human, and livestock and these have become more pronounced with changes in climate.

Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high-temperatures, and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects.

The FAO says that early action in the form of consolidating information through assessments and anticipatory measures that reduce the impact of threats are crucial for an effective response.
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