The impact of severe repeated droughts and this year’s El Nino on crop production in Southern Madagascar, has resulted in 1.4 million food insecure people. Dominique Burgeon, FAO Director of Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, illustrates the joint action plan by FAO and WFP to address immediate and longer term needs. ...read more
Preventing transboundary diseases and pests and threats to the food chain saves lives, saves livelihoods, and saves money. Prevention includes actions such as vaccination, hygiene, good practices, surveillance, early warning, early ...read more
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have joined forces with Somali authorities to encourage Somalis to eat more fish as a way to ...read more
Malagasy Migratory Locust swarm observed on 26/09/2013 at 115km northwest of Tsiroanomandidy (45,4°E/17,9°S) at around 3:00 p.m. This swarm flew over the survey team for more than one hour.
This video shows some of the activities that FAO is implementing in the field to support rural communities in areas that are periodically affected by natural hazards in Southern Africa, ...read more