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12 May 2016 description

FAO Director-General says more support for agriculture needed from rich countries

12 May 2016, Rome - Conflicts are impeding the fight against hunger in the Near East region, where growing food insecurity is compounded by rising water scarcity and a challenging natural resource situation that is exacerbated by climate change, FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva said today.

09 May 2016 description


  • The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for FAO to timely deliver the inputs needed to: meet the April/May cereal and vegetable planting season and the summer fishing season; and vaccinate livestock in time for winter.

  • Around 14.4 million people – over half of Yemen’s population – urgently need food security and livelihood assistance.

05 May 2016 description

Situation Générale en avril 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-juin 2016

aggravée en avril au Yémen où des groupes d’ailés et de petits essaims se sont formés sur la côte méridionale puis déplacés dans l’intérieur où ils ont pondu. Les éclosions ont débuté fi n avril et on s’attend, en mai, à des éclosions généralisées suivies de la formation de groupes et bandes larvaires au sein d’une vaste zone où les opérations de prospection et de lutte sont diffi ciles à cause de l’éloignement et l’insécurité.

02 May 2016 description
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The 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

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.