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 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to Fall Armyworm: FAO projects: Since the onset of FAW, FAO has undertaken several actions to strengthen African countries’ capacities to respond to FAW through Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) projects and other funding mechanisms. So far, as of January 2018, a ...read more
31/01/2018
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to Fall Armyworm: FAO projects: Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) projects on FAW management are ongoing in Central Africa (Sao Tomé and Principe, since July 2016 and Democratic Republic of Congo, since March 2017). In response to the request of many countries, ...read more
24/10/2017
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to FAW: A Framework for the Coordinated Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa: Based on the actions points and recommendations identified in the All Africa Consultation meeting in Nairobi, FAO has formulated a region-wide multi-stakeholder Framework for the Coordinated Management of ...read more
30/06/2017
 - Nature of the threat and its spread in Africa FAW was first detected in Central and Western Africa in early 2016 (Sao Tome and Principe, Nigeria, Benin and Togo) and in late 2016 and 2017 in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, ...read more
05/06/2017
 - L’invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache a commencé en avril 2012 dans un contexte où l’insécurité alimentaire et le taux de malnutrition étaient déjà élevés. Les cultures céréalières (principalement le riz) et les pâturages étaient sous la menace de dégâts majeurs à cause de cette invasion acridienne qui aurait pu avoir ...read more
28/03/2017
 - Le Programme triennal de réponse d’urgence à l’invasion acridienne à Madagascar, préparé conjointement par la FAO et le MPAE de Madagascar, a pour objectif général de contribuer à la préservation de la sécurité alimentaire des populations les plus vulnérables; l’objectif spécifique de la troisième campagne était le retour à une situation ...read more
17/02/2017
 - Populations in Africa are increasingly exposed to the negative impact of natural and human-induced disasters such as drought, floods, disease epidemics and conflicts which threaten the agriculture production systems and livelihoods of vulnerable communities. The initiative on “Building Resilience in Africa’s Drylands” was developed to enhance the capacity of these communities ...read more
19/01/2017
 - The assessment revealed that in Omusati at least 97 percent of the communities were reliant on crop production followed by Kunene which reported only 20 percent. Erongo region had 96 percent households reporting that they were reliant on livestock farming followed by Kunene at 72 percent. Pearl millet (mahangu) and ...read more
12/12/2016
 - Invasive alien species (IAS) have become a serious threat to the productivity of forest plantations in many parts of the world. In Zimbabwe, there are three new invasive insects species on Eucalyptus plantations - bronze bug, blue gum chalcid, and red gum lerp psyllid - that are presently causing devastating damages ...read more
21/11/2016
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