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02 May 2016 description

he Desert Locust situation has worsened in Yemen as adult groups and a few small swarms formed on the southern coast in early April and moved into the interior where widespread rains led to rapid maturation and egg-laying. Hatching and band formation commenced by the end of the month.

02 May 2016 description

Nouvelle initiative du CILSS et de la FAO pour renforcer l’impact des initiatives d’appui et le développement d’un outil consensuel de mesure de la résilience

02 May 2016 description

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s stand-by partnerships (SBP) are an invaluable source of support for FAO in emergencies as well as in protracted crisis situations. SBPs (Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC/NORCAP), Danish Refugee Council (DRC), iMMAP, CANADEM, RedR Australia and DFID) contribute to FAO’s mandate not only through surge support but also through the provision of longer term experts that assist in the area of resilience building and disaster risk management (DRM).

28 Apr 2016 description

FAO and OIE map campaign to stamp out a virus that kills millions of sheep and goats each year

28 April 2015, Rome - A devastating livestock disease is continuing to extend its global reach and is now present in 76 countries.

Georgia recently reported its first-ever case of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a viral disease which is capable of severely impacting goat and sheep populations, while a new outbreak has occurred in the Maldives, showing that even island states are vulnerable to the plague.

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

25 Apr 2016 description

Les ruraux pauvres et les petits agriculteurs sont parmi les plus durement touchés, souligne la Directrice générale adjointe de la FAO

22 avril 2016, New York - Outre la réduction de la pauvreté et de la faim, l'agriculture peut jouer un rôle crucial en rendant plus efficace et responsable la réponse au changement climatique, a déclaré aujourd'hui Mme Maria-Helena Semedo, Directrice générale adjointe de la FAO chargée des ressources naturelles.

24 Apr 2016 description

Rural poor and smallholder farmers among hardest hit - FAO Deputy Director-General at signing of Paris Agreement

22 April 2016, New York - In addition to reducing poverty and hunger, agriculture can play a crucial role in making the response to climate change responsible and more effective, Maria-Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General for Natural Resources said today.

22 Apr 2016 description

Agency hosts “fishackathon” aimed at developing tech solutions to sustainable fisheries challenges

22 April 2016, Rome - A group of Italian and international hackers will occupy FAO's Rome headquarters this weekend as part of a US government-sponsored "Fishackathon" aimed at cooking up high-tech solutions to problems that have long plagued fishing communities around the globe.

22 Apr 2016 description

22/04/2016 Penang, Malaysia With an international net closing in on the trade in threatened species of aquatic life, countries in Asia and the Pacific are working to implement tools that will offer a balance of protection while ensuring trade in seafood is not adversely affected, an FAO convened meeting has concluded.

21 Apr 2016 description

Growing concern for impacts of lost and abandoned fishing gear - marking guidelines being developed

21 Apr 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. This particular occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

21 Apr 2016 description

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the effects of climate change on food security and nutrition, intended as its four dimensions, and to explore ways to reduce negative impacts through adaptation and resilience. As such, the scope of the paper does not cover greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agriculture sectors nor means to reduce them.

This report serves three purposes.

16 Apr 2016 description

Geospatial forestry information is a first step in almost real-time natural resources management revolution

15 April 2016, Rome--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.

15 Apr 2016 description

Apr 2016

Overview

The current 2015-2016 El Niño cycle has been one of the strongest on record and has had significant impacts on agricultural production and food security across the globe. At present, the agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people is affected by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and extreme hot and cold weather.

14 Apr 2016 description

Expanding collaboration to support preparedness and containment in Central Asia and the Middle East

14 April 2016, Rome -- The ongoing spread of wheat rusts, a group of fungal plant diseases that stymy the production of the staple grain and other crops, is raising concern in Central Asia and the Middle East and sparking closer international collaboration to study, detect and prevent the threat from advancing further.

13 Apr 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. This particular occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

12 Apr 2016 description

Introduction

Au XXIe siècle, notre planète est confrontée à des dé s multiples et complexes. Le nouveau Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 oblige la communauté internationale à agir de concert pour les surmonter et transformer notre monde pour les générations actuelles et futures.