15 April 2016--- Digital technology tapping into satellite imagery is revolutionizing the way countries can assess, monitor and manage their natural resources -- including tracking deforestation and desertification. FAO and Google are working together to make high-resolution satellite data an everyday tool in managing the world’s natural resources in a joint effort that is changing the way the world goes about pursuing sustainable development. These new approaches were on display at a joint FAO-Google Earth event at the Organization's headquarters in Rome.
13 April 2016, Rome--- The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warned. FAO is assisting technical teams from Yemen's Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in conducting field survey and control operations in infested coastal areas, as part of the agency's continuing support to the country's locust control efforts. The Organization also stressed the need for close monitoring in all of these areas over the next few months to prevent the insects from forming large, destructive swarms.
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 Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, explains the situation and its causes. He also gives some key facts about locusts and illustrates the work that is being carried out on the field.
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