In the light of the worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years across East Africa and South-West Asia, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Iran’s Plant Protection Organization (PPO) signed an emergency Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) project to enhance the country’s technical capacity for early warning, monitoring and management of desert locust.
The Horn of Africa region faces an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods as swarms continue to increase in Ethiopia Somalia and Kenya, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has said.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) urged its member countries for an acceleration in improvements to agricultural data gathering and monitoring to ensure the targets set out by the United Nations to achieve sustainable development are accurately reported in the world’s biggest region – Asia and the Pacific.
The initial findings of a drought vulnerability and impact assessment in the Lake Urmia basin conducted to help the implementation of an integrated drought management system in the region have been further reexamined and validated by FAO and Iranian experts in Tehran.
The UN warned of a “significant and extremely dangerous” escalation in the number of desert locusts descending on Kenya, as the government strives to contain the threat before it reaches the country’s food-producing regions.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Department of Water and Soil of Iran’s Ministry of Agricultural Jihad signed a project agreement to cooperate on the improvement of food and nutrition security of flood-affected agricultural communities in the country.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Iran Fisheries Organization (IFO) announced a new project today that would strengthen national capacity for sustainable management and development of marine cage culture – the farming of fish inside net-cages in the marine environment.
As part of the “Integrated Program for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Lake Urmia Basin,” the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Urmia Lake Restoration Program (ULRP) held a four-day workshop for Iranian experts and trained them on advanced methods to map evapotranspiration of agricultural areas, using remote sensing satellite data.
A recent report on the first phase of the project titled, ‘Improve Agriculture Monitoring Systems through Satellite Imagery for Iran,’ funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), reveals how the introduction of high-resolution satellite imagery enabled the country to gather near-real time crop and field information.