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 - Southern Africa is subject to multiple, frequent, and compounded shocks and stressors that prevent communities from fully recovering from crises, thereby deepening their vulnerability. This vulnerability was particularly exposed during the El Niño-induced drought in 2015–2016: the worst in the region for 35 years, it devastated local food systems and ...read more
05/10/2018
 - Fall Armyworm (FAW) arrived in Namibia during the 2016/2017 cropping season, following several years of difficulties for the agricultural sector caused by recurrent droughts. However, during the 2016/2017 season, weather conditions were generally favourable throughout most of the country – excluding the western and the southern regions. In these western and ...read more
01/10/2018
 - 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
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