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  1. The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) is considered the most dangerous of all migratory pest species in the world. It threatens people’s livelihoods, food security, the environment and economic development. It can easily affect more than 65 of the world’s poorest countries. It can reproduce...  
  2. FAO actions FAO operates a centralizedDesert Locust Information Service (DLIS)within the Locust Group at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy that monitors the Desert Locust situation throughout the world. FAO provides information on the general locust situation to the global community and givestimely...  
  3. The Locusts and Transboundary Plant Pests and Diseases Group at FAO Headquarters is responsible for assisting Member Countries throughout the world in managing migratory pests, mainly locusts, and diseases through early warning and early reaction. The Group consists of staff at FAO Headquarters...  
  4. In recent months, the Horn of Africa has been invaded by desert locusts that have consumed food crops and pasture. For Kenya, it is the worst infestation in 70 years. One swarm there was estimated at 100 billion to 200 billion locusts, marauding through 2400 square kilometers. FAO warned again...  
  5. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change This Special Report on Climate Change and Land responds to the Panel decision in 2016 to prepare three Special Reports during the Sixth Assessment cycle, taking account of proposals from governments and observer organisations. This report addresses...  
  6. EcoAgriculture Partners works with local climate smart agriculture project leaders to evaluate their institution’s capacity needs, plan actions to address them, and evaluate the effectiveness of those actions. We design and execute research projects together with local project leaders that...  
  7. Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme...
     
  8. CRiSTAL is aproject-planning toolthat helps users design activities that support climate adaptation (i.e., adaptation to climate variability and change) at the community level. CRiSTAL stands for “Community-basedRiskScreeningTool –Adaptation andLivelihoods.” Community-based – CRiSTAL focuses on...
     
  9. In 2019, aUN reportlaid out a bitter truth: The current food system is fueling the destruction of Earth’s forests — and humanity must overhaul how we grow and ship food to stop climate breakdown. But countries are struggling to keep farming sustainable while meeting the mounting demand for...
     
  10. Agriculture, development and conservation organizations big and small are joining up to connect their best programs and research with a network of local landscape initiatives. The aim: to create and sustain integrated agricultural landscapesworldwide.