Since April 2012, a locust plague threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people in Madagascar, nine million of whom earn a living from agriculture. Locust infestations, if untreated, could wipe out food crops and livestock grazing lands – and with it a family’s ability to provide for itself. In September 2013, ...read more
The video showcases the FAO response to the Nepal earthquakes. All the activities supported by FAO in the aftermath of the earthquakes are highlighted through the beneficiary interview.
With just six weeks left before the start of Ethiopia's main cropping season, farmers urgently need seeds and agricultural support if they are to sow their fields in time and ...read more
According to a FAO update, North Korea’s total food production – including cereals, soybeans and potatoes in cereal equivalent - is estimated to have fallen in 2015, the first drop ...read more
In an effort to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on its food security, the Philippine Department of Agriculture and the UN’s Food and ...read more
The presence of relatively large numbers of Desert Locust in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region. Keith Cressman, FAO ...read more