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21/09/2016
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
28/01/2016
More than half the population of Yemen is currently food insecure, since the beginning of the war, the number has risen from 12.9 million to 14.4 million. The strain on ...read more
20/01/2016
The conflict in Syria is gradually destroying the agriculture sector, causing dramatic loss of productivity and price rises. FAO Emergencies Chief, Dominique Burgeon, illustrates the current situation and explains why ...read more
15/01/2016
El Niño has had an extremely heavy impact on livestock and agriculture in Ethiopia. Shukri Ahmed gives dramatic figures on the consequences of the drought. He also illustrates FAO Response ...read more
07/12/2015
In eastern Ukraine, family-run farms are feeling the impact of the on-going conflict. The results of a household survey carried out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) paint ...read more
26/11/2015
Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of ...read more