Bananas are one of the world’s most popular fruits and more than 400 million people depend on banana crops for their livelihood. But a new strain of a destructive disease, Fusarium wilt, threatens the global banana supply.
Fall Armyworm : A Threat to Africa’s Food Security
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization promotes awareness and provides resources to smallholders to help mitigate Fall Armyworm infestation in Africa.
Red Palm Weevil: A Pest Damaging the Livelihoods of Date Producers
Tunis, Tunisia – Treatment against Red Palm Weevil in the streets of Tunis, 2013. ©FAO/Daniel Beaumont Red Palm Weevil (RPW) is a key pest of palms originating from South and South East Asian Countries that has significantly expanded its geographical…
Averting Risks to the Food Chain
FAO published a toolkit with various methods and tools to prevent animal and plant pests and diseases, including aquatic diseases and forest pests, and food safety incidents in various situations and at various levels.
Building the Resilience of African Rural Communities to Disasters and Crisis
In Africa, agriculture supports the livelihoods of over 800 million people (80 percent of the population), providing employment for around 60 percent of the economically active population and 70 percent of the poorest (around 270 million people). Smallholder farmers, pastoralists…