Disasters

Desert Locusts swarms have rapidly spread across East African countries during the last weeks. Urgent action is essential before the next generation becomes airborne, FAO warns.

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According to the report, the top five global risks over the next ten years in terms of likelihood are all environmental, including extreme weather events and major biodiversity loss.

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East Africa is facing Desert Locust swarms of an unprecedented size and the potential for exponential expansion, threatening food security of the entire subregion.

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A new algorithm has roughly doubled the previous warning time before an "El Niño" event. According to it, the probability of "El Niño" coming in 2020 is around 80 per cent.

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With this year’s focus on water supply, the WorldRiskReport highlights a key issue in the context of disasters. As every year, it contains the WorldRiskIndex that provides an analysis of disaster risks worldwide.

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Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks. This study by FAO is intended to…

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Due to weather conditions, Desert Locusts multiply and spread causing damage to crops. FAO warns of outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa.

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Ethiopia has to cope with humanitarian crises year after year. Sophie Gebreyes, Country Director of the Lutheran World Federation, calls for a better link between disaster risk reduction concepts and emergency response…

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After first being detected in India last year, Fall Armyworm is spreading across Asia. Awareness programmes aim to inform and train farmers on integrated pest management techniques to counter the infestation.

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Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains, FAO warns. Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spreading along both…

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