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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.

18 Apr 2016 description

During the first half of April, several Desert Locust adult groups and swarms formed in at least one area along the southern coast of Yemen between Arkha and Bir Ali. As vegetation dried out, the locusts moved into adjacent interior areas where heavy rains fell recently in Al Jawf, Marib, Hadhramaut, Shabwah and Al-Maharah regions. Consequently, infestations declined on the coast but increased in the interior.

12 Apr 2016 description

Strict vigilance is also required in northwest Africa

12 April 2016, Rome - The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warned today. FAO urged neighbouring countries, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iran, to mobilize survey and control teams and to take all necessary measures to prevent the destructive insects from reaching breeding areas situated in their respective territories.

11 Apr 2016 description
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General Situation during March 2016
Forecast until mid-May 2016

06 Apr 2016 description

Situation Générale en mars 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2016

05 Apr 2016 description

General Situation during March 2016, Forecast until mid-May 2016

30 Mar 2016 description

Mr Graziano da Silva a insisté sur le fait que la lutte contre la faim et l’amélioration de la résilience des moyens de subsistance des populations rurales peuvent produire des dividendes de paix.

29 Mars 2016, Rome - Améliorer la sécurité alimentaire peut aider à construire une paix durable et même à repousser d'éventuels conflits, a expliqué le Directeur général de la FAO José Graziano da Silva aux membres du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies.

29 Mar 2016 description

Graziano da Silva emphasizes that fighting hunger and boosting resilient rural livelihoods can lead to peace dividends

29 March 2016, New York - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council. 

"We know that actions to promote food security can help prevent a crisis, mitigate its impacts and promote post-crisis recovery and healing," Graziano da Silva said. 

25 Mar 2016 description

Hopper bands and adult groups forming on southern coast of Yemen

A potentially dangerous situation may be developing in southern Yemen where low numbers of immature and mature Desert Locust adults were initially seen on the coast by national survey teams on 10 March. This was the first confirmed report of locusts in areas that received heavy rainfall in early November 2015 from cyclones Chapala and Megh.

22 Mar 2016 description


  • FAO activated a Level 3 Emergency Response in Yemen on 14 July 2015 given the urgent need to scale up its response to the large-scale impacts of the crisis on food security and nutrition. A Humanitarian System-Wide Level-3 Emergency has been active since 1 July 2015.

  • 14.4 million people – more than 50 percent of the population – are food insecure: a 36 percent increase since September 2014.

09 Mar 2016 description

Global crop prospects benign, but hunger intensifies in areas suffering from conflict

Food security worsens further in Southern Africa due to drought

9 March 2016, Rome - Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to a new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report released today.

04 Mar 2016 description

Poursuite de la reproduction en Afrique du Nord-Ouest et situation calme dans les autres zones