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Belgium supports Lebanon in the surveillance and control of desert locust
 - 24/05/2021 - In mid-April 2021, Lebanon faced an unexpected desert locust incursion, which crossed the border from the Syrian Arab Republic. While Lebanon does not harbour desert locust breeding areas, it can be ...read more

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Providing emergency support for vulnerable farmers against desert locust
 - 21/05/2021 - Since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, Syrian farmers have struggled to access the basic needs and tools to sustain their production activities, such as quality inputs, water for ...read more
EU contribution of €8 million will strengthen gains in desert locust fight
 - 13/05/2021 - The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has welcomed an €8 million contribution from the European Union (EU) that will enable countries ...read more
FAO welcomes Canada’s $2 million to safeguard agricultural livelihoods affected by COVID-19 and desert locusts in Ethiopia
 - 11/05/2021 - The Government of Canada has contributed USD$ 2.2 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s programme safeguarding livelihoods affected by COVID-19 and desert locusts in Ethiopia. FAO is implementing the ...read more
A high-tech response is helping countries win battle against desert locusts
 - 06/05/2021 - For the unsuspecting farmer, the desert locust is a formidable enemy. These wretched pests have a voracious appetite, multiply rapidly and travel up to 150 kilometers a day with the ...read more
Signs of hope in East Africa as control campaign tames locust upsurge
 - 12/04/2021 - In this Q&A interview, FAO Senior Desert Locust Forecaster Keith Cressman and Cyril Ferrand, Manager of FAO's desert locust response in East Africa, discuss progress made in containing the threat ...read more
Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge
 - 18/03/2021 - Agriculture absorbs the bulk of the financial losses and damages wrought by disasters which have grown in frequency, intensity, and complexity, says FAO in a new report released today. At no ...read more
From a destroyed field to a bountiful vegetable farm in a few months
 - 12/03/2021 - “We saw a dark cloud coming towards us, and we were sure that was our end.”  Desert locusts repeatedly destroyed Mary’s field of maize depriving her family from their main source ...read more
UN and Government of Somalia call for urgent scaling up of emergency response as 2.65 million Somalis are projected to be in acute hunger
 - 17/02/2021 - Newest report from FSNAU-FEWS NET indicates large-scale food insecurity and malnutrition due to multiple threats Over 2.6 million people in Somalia are expected to be in extreme food insecurity according to ...read more
FAO strengthens desert locust surveillance and control capacity in Yemen
 - 10/02/2021 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Fisheries (MAIF) concluded a training workshop on desert locust surveillance and control in Aden, ...read more
Joint communiqué on the critical desert locust situation and emergency response in Somalia
 - 08/02/2021 - On 3 February 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Federal Government of Somalia, Federal member state (FMS) ministers from Jubaland, Hirshabelle and South West States, and the Food and ...read more
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