An integrated project has calculated drought risks world-wide in high resolution. In the project, drought hazards were established via remote surveillance and with hydrological modelling and yield models.
Hydro-climatic disasters can cause poverty, spur migration and contribute to geopolitical instability. This report provides recommendations to reduce the economic, social and environmental costs of floods and droughts.
The Desert Locust upsurge continues to threaten food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen despite intense efforts to control the pest. Further investment is needed to protect rural livelihoods, FAO says.
People in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan have been hit by heavy rainfalls over recent weeks. Farmland and pastures have been destroyed by the floods. The government of Sudan has declared a three-month state of…
141 countries are exposed to at least one ecological threat by 2050. Ecological threats during the next decades may lead to a dramatic increase of food insecurity and mass population displacement, experts warn.