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15 Mar 2018 description

The application is vital for early detection of Fall Armyworm and guiding best response

14 March 2018, Rome - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.

25 Apr 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 25 Apr 2017.
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 25 Apr 2017.

WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

30 Aug 2012 description

La FAO publie un premier rapport d’étape sur l’horticulture urbaine en Afrique

30 août 2012, Rome - La population urbaine de l'Afrique croît plus rapidement que celle de toute autre région, mais de nombreuses villes africaines ne sont pas en phase avec la demande croissante de nourriture qui accompagne cette croissance. Une publication de la FAO qui vient de paraître incite les décideurs à agir maintenant afin que les villes du continent soient suffisamment «vertes» pour répondre de manière durable aux besoins nutritionnels et en revenus de leurs habitants.

30 Aug 2012 description

Greener cities crucial to African food security

FAO releases first status report on urban gardening in Africa

30 August 2012, Rome - Africa's urban population is growing faster than that of any other region, but many of its cities are not keeping pace with the increasing demand for food that comes with that growth. A new FAO publication says policymakers need to act now to ensure that African cities will be "green" enough to meet their nutrition and income needs in a sustainable way.

23 Jul 2003 description

23 July 2003, Rome -- In sub-Saharan Africa, 23 countries are facing food emergencies, according to a new report released by FAO today.

17 Dec 2002 description

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Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.