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30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

18 Sep 2008 description

Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.

02 Mar 2006 description
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General Situation during January 2006
Forecast until mid-April 2006

28 Feb 2005 description
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General Situation during February 2005
Forecast until mid-April/June 2005

31 Jan 2005 description
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General Situation during January 2005
Forecast until mid-March 2005

07 Jan 2005 description

FAONEWSRELEASE 05/2

12 million ha have been treated since the beginning of the upsurge

Rome, 7 January 2005 -- Despite recent improvements, the Desert Locust situation remains serious in Western Africa where vigilance and intensive control operations are still needed, according to FAO.

In North-West Africa, Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania continued intensive control operations against immature swarms during last December.

04 Jan 2005 description
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General Situation during December 2004
Forecast until mid-February 2005

12 Dec 2004 description


6 – 12 December 2004

1. Overview of the situation

Several immature swarms have arrived in the Central River, North Bank and Upper River divisions in Gambia in the past few days, and control operations have been launched. These swarms are left over from late summer breeding in the Sahel and are coming from eastern Senegal and western Mali. They are likely to be limited in number and the risk of additional incoming swarms should decline.

Groups of immature adults are present in northern Mali and in Tamesna in northwest Niger.

26 Oct 2004 description

Déclaration d'une adjointe au porte-parole du Quai d'Orsay

(Paris, le 26 octobre 2004)

Une réunion des bailleurs de fonds de la lutte préventive contre les criquets pèlerins en Afrique du Nord et du Nord-Ouest s'est tenue hier à Paris à l'initiative du ministère des Affaires étrangères et avec la collaboration de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Agriculture et l'Alimentation (OAA-FAO).

Se déroulant dans le contexte de la grave invasion acridienne qui sévit actuellement dans cette région, la réunion a permis à l'Organisation pour Agriculture …

15 Oct 2004 description

General situation as of 15 October 2004

Desert Locust swarms continued to leave the Sahel in West Africa during the first half of October and appeared in Northwest Africa. Most of these swarms were moving towards the north and northwest. So far, they have arrived in northwest Mauritania, southern Western Sahara, southern Algeria and the Cape Verde Islands. Some of the swarms in Western Sahara continued north and nearly reached the southern side of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

06 Oct 2004 description
report The New York Times

By JAN EGELAND

04 Oct 2004 description
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General Situation during September 2004
Forecast until mid-November 2004

01 Oct 2004 description

Rome, 1 October 2004 -- Desert locust control operations have been expanded in West Africa, but countries are still facing serious shortages of pesticides and aircraft, FAO said today.

20 Sep 2004 description

Rome 20 September 2004: To stop the spread of the desert locust the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has approved USD 1.55 million in grants.