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 - Recent forecasts by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have indicated a risk of locust invasion in West Africa from June 2020. From East Africa, some swarms could reach the eastern part of the Sahel and continue westwards from Chad to Mauritania. Surveillance and control teams will be ...read more
21/05/2020
 - The worst desert locust outbreak in decades is underway in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen, where tens of thousands of hectares of cropland and pasture have been damaged in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, the Sudan, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen, with potentially severe consequences for agriculture-based livelihoods in contexts where food security is already fragile. Highly mobile and capable ...read more
21/05/2020
 - The desert locust is the world’s most dangerous and voracious migratory pest, with a geographical range that could cover the equivalent of 20 percent of the earth’s surface. Swarms of desert locust can travel up to 150 kilometres per day in search of food, migrating across long distances and even spreading from one continent to another. ...read more
21/05/2020
 - The Global Response Plan presents an overview of FAO's ongoing desert locust response activities, as well as funding needs for the remainder of 2020 in order to: sustain ongoing operations and livelihoods support in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen, scale up operations and assistance in southwest Asia where the ...read more
21/05/2020
 - As part of FAO’s accountability framework, this first quarterly desert locust upsurge progress report sets out the Organization’s immediate response so far and the livelihoods support planned for the coming months in combatting the potential food security fallout of one of the worst locust invasions seen in decades across the ...read more
11/05/2020
 - This national response plan details FAO's programme of work in Mozambique to help combat the fallout of COVID-19 on an already unfolding food crises among vulnerable sections of the population. It outlines the four pillars of the response and aims to serve as a fundraising document to be circulated among ...read more
08/05/2020
 - The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) 2020 is the result of a joint, consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurity situations around the world by 16 partner organizations. At 135 million, the number of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2019 was the highest in ...read more
21/04/2020
 - Au vu de la détérioration de la crise au Mali, la FAO et le PAM collaborent afin de renforcer les moyens d'existence des populations vulnérables, tout en leur fournissant une assistance alimentaire d'urgence. Le plan de réponse actuel prévoit des activités d’assistance et de résilience pour l’année 2020 et est ...read more
03/04/2020
 - In addition to structural weaknesses, the Niger is facing an unprecedented security crisis, which is linked to conflict in the neighbouring countries of Burkina Faso, Libya, Mali and Nigeria. This has triggered violent attacks and significant internal population displacements as well as an influx of refugees from the three neighbouring ...read more
31/03/2020
 - In 2019, the Niger faced increased insecurity, particularly in the Diffa region and areas along the border with Burkina Faso and Mali, mainly Tahoua and Tillabery, which add to the country’s structural vulnerabilities. This has severely affected agricultural production, increasing the levels of food insecurity among conflict-affected communities. In 2020, ...read more
27/03/2020
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