Insect Infestation

The economic costs of fall armyworm invasions are high. This year alone they have preyed upon millions of acres of crops, hayfields, lawns and turfgrass. Insecticide applications cost farmers, homeowners and businesses tens of millions of dollars.
Locust in Yemen
Yemen is a key desert locust breeding ground, where swarms develop in several locations throughout the year and then disperse across the country and region, affecting the food security and livelihoods of tens of millions of people.
The aim of these guidelines is to help national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) to take suitable actions at the proper time against Fall Armyworm (FAW) through timely detection to prevent or slow the spread of the pest and reduce its negative impact.
Maize remains a crucial part of the food security equation in Southern Africa and other sub-regions on the continent for both human and animal consumption. Close to 90 percent of approximately 347 million people in Southern Africa are dependent on maize
Rein Paulsen
The way humanitarian aid has functioned for decades is as a response. But there is a better way to respond; a way that is more supportive of vulnerable households, more financially effective, and, more logistically efficient.

This report explains that disaster events are only the tip of the iceberg, by highlighting how these events are interconnected with each other, with other larger processes, as well as with our action or inaction. They can lead to future disasters or will

Pest in the barley
A mobile phone app will support farmers across Africa to adopt environmentally friendly ways of protecting their crops from pests.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has signed a three year, 3 million USD grant with the World Bank to set up an Inter-Regional Platform for the Sustainable Management of Desert Locusts and other Trans-Boundary Pests.

The paper provides additional context on COVID-19-related effects on local and regional economies and food supply chains. It also covers how the locust invasion has created “crisis within a crisis” in the surveyed provinces and exacerbated conditions that

The system was developed by a team of experts to meet the growing need of Risk Information due to increasing climate extremes.