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 - Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more ...read more
20/01/2020
 - Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers. According to Government data provided   on 07 January 2020,  Desert Locusts  ...read more
20/01/2020
 -  In the past El Niño 2015-16 Since June 2019, Ethiopia has been responding to a desert locust invasion in six regions – Afar, Amhara, Dire Dawa, Oromia, Somali ...read more
15/01/2020
 - The Desert Locust infestation in Ethiopia has deteriorated, despite ongoing ground and aerial control operations. Together with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Desert ...read more
15/01/2020
 - To halt the spread of fall armyworm (FAW) in the eastern African sub-region and prevent production losses in the 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 cropping seasons.
30/12/2019
 - Somalia again faces severe drought conditions, with only one season of good rains separating the current and 2016-17 drought. Somalis have had no time to recover, ...read more
20/12/2019
 - Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage feeds on more than 80 plant ...read more
19/12/2019
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has launched ...read more
18/12/2019
 - Somalia faces the worst Desert Locust outbreak in over 25 years, according to an emergency update issued today by the country office of the Food and ...read more
18/12/2019
 - Supporting those affected so they can resume farming, repairing broken canals and reinforcing early warning information for vulnerable communities are the three axes of FAO’s response ...read more
16/12/2019
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