How East Africa beat back the biggest invasion of crop-eating desert locusts in living memory.
A couple of decades ago the wall that was on everybody’s minds was in Berlin. Then it came crashing down, pushed over by a wave of reform and renewal that … Continue readingOp ed // What ever happened to the peace dividend, anyway?
If people get the kind of support that they need, they will find a way to survive, to feed themselves, to build peaceful tomorrows.
THE HARDEST CHOICE. Fathuma and her family lost most of their camels and goats to drought and in early 2017 were forced to seek relief at a camp for the … Continue readingImpact brochure // Cash for food today, seeds for food tomorrow
Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released here … Continue readingNews release // Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts, UN report says
When famine is knocking on the door, just one cup of milk can mean the difference between life and death.
Even a small swarm of locusts can devour the same volume of food in just one day as 35,000 people, threating catastrophe in a region already plagued by soaring levels … Continue readingVideo // Unprecedented swarms of locusts menace East Africa
With help from FAO, a community of lepers is growing food crops and fish in a sprawling colony on the outskirts of New Delhi Shahadra, India – Seen through the … Continue readingFeature // “We are not hungry anymore”
The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity … Continue readingNews release // Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity, warns UN report
In animal health circles, it’s the equivalent of the Apollo 11 moon landing: some time in the next 18 months, FAO jointly with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) … Continue readingExplainer // Deadly cattle plague, once the bane of farmers, on its deathbed
For many in the western world, they’re a summer oddity — strange blobs we sometimes see bobbing about on the seafloor beneath us during a day at the beach. But … Continue readingBright // The trouble with sea cucumbers
During the recent presidential campaign, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader declared there were no substantial differences between Democrat Al Gore and the eventual winner, Republican George W. Bush – especially … Continue readingOpinion // Talking trash about Mexican trucks
Manuel Noriega couldn’t have happened to George Bush at a worse time. By 1989, after a petrifying 40-year deadlock between the United States and the Soviet Union, it was starting … Continue readingBook // Shadow Boxing: Washington’s Cold War Obsession with Credibility and U.S.-Latin American relations, 1945-1989
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Ybycuí, Paraguay – For the last six months, environmentalists in Paraguay have been struggling to draw international attention to a case of pesticide dumping that they say is an all-too-typical … Continue readingReporting // Paraguay: Doubts swirl around pesticide disposal “project”