Thumbnail Image

Drought Preparedness Initiatives among the Humanitarian Partners

Lessons Learnt from ECHO-Financed Regional Drought Decision (RDD) Projects in Ethiopia






Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Project
    Support to Enhance Preparedness for Fall Armyworm Invasion among Countries - TCP/INT/3705 2023
    Also available in:

    Fall armyworm ( is a noctuid moth native to the Americas, which is considered a pest due to the substantial agricultural damage it can cause Its larvae feed on over 80 crop species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, cotton, and various vegetable species, thus posing a threat to vital rural economies The FAW was reported in Africa for the first time in early 2016 in West and Central African countries and rapidly spread throughout sub Saharan Africa, causing significant agricultural and economic losses The emergence of the FAW was confirmed in India and Yemen in July 2018 and was later reported in Bangladesh Sri Lanka, and Thailand by 2019 A decline in agricultural productivity jeopardizes not only food security but also the livelihoods of farmers Because of crop trade and the moth's remarkable flying capacity, the FAW has the potential to spread to further countries, posing a major risk to crop production, particularly cereals In light of this, many countries have requested assistance to fight against the spread of the FAW and acquire management techniques, as well as monitoring and surveillance for early detection FAO initiated the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control 2019 2022 as an urgent response to the rapid spread of the FAW This initiative assists smallholder farmers, their associations, public institutions, national governments, and development partners in responding rapidly to FAW infestation In this regard, FAO created a free mobile application for real time FAW monitoring, the fall armyworm monitoring and early warning system ( The Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control has established a global coordination structure to foster an open and collaborative dialogue towards achieving science based solutions This coordination structure is composed of a steering committee ( a working group on resource mobilization ( a technical committee ( and seven technical working groups ( In addition, national task forces ( were created at country levels FAO's Plant Production and Protection Division ( provides technical leadership through the FAW Secretariat, in collaboration with the International Plant Protection Convention ( Secretariat This approach allows all stakeholders, scientists, and governments to interactively discuss challenges and propose solutions that are tailored to each country The project took part in these coordination efforts and sought to assist newly infested countries in taking immediate action in response to the emergence of the FAWFall armyworm ( is a noctuid moth native to the Americas, which is considered a pest.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Project
    Building Confidence among Trading Partners through Strengthened Electronic Phytosanitary Certification - GCP/GLO/827/JPN 2021
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an international plant health agreement that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. The IPPC has 184 contracting parties and is governed by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). Through the implementation of a separate FAO project, the IPPC has launched a new initiative to establish a global hub for electronic phytosanitary ePhyto ) certification. In order to enhance buy in and uptake beyond the vision of the ePhyto hub project, an increased and consistent demand for use of the hub was envisioned. The objective of the present project was to improve the capacity of countries to implement standards on import and export certification using an ePhyto solution and to enhance their ability for pest exclusion. The project was designed to provide complementary resources to support ePhyto hub activities, as well as complementary actions on implementation, such as capacity development workshops, training sessions and meetings, particularly in the areas of risk communication and risk management based on pest risk analysis.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Meeting
    4th annual CFI Global Partnership Consultation: Enhancing the understanding among partners and sharing progress and results
    Fourth annual Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) Global Partnership Consultation (GPC)
    2023
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    The fourth annual Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) Global Partnership Consultation (GPC) was held in Dakar, Senegal, on 20-24 February 2023. All CFI Child Projects – CFI Challenge Fund (CFI-CF), CFI Global Partnership Project (CFI-GPP), CFI Indonesia, CFI Latin America (CFI-LA), and CFI West Africa (CFI-WA) – were represented, including project and partner staff, government representatives, fishing community members and private sector actors from the six CFI countries (Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Indonesia, Peru and Senegal). A total of 90 participants from the six CFI countries attended the 2023 GPC, with daily attendance also including local invited dignitaries and other guests, media and support staff. Simultaneous interpretation was provided in English, French, Indonesian, Spanish and Portuguese. Around 30 participants took part virtually through Zoom video conferencing. The 2023 GPC generated useful results and insights for the Global Knowledge Products (GKPs) and advanced the discussions from the Global Exchange Visit in Tumbes (held from 29 November to 2 December 2022) on areas where CFI partners are interested in having more in-depth exchanges of information, learning, and best practices across different CFI Child Projects. The workshop included plenary presentations by participants and invited experts, panel discussions, group work activities, as well as a field visit to CFI pilot sites in the Saloum Delta to meet organizations of women seafood processors in the communities of Niodior and Dionewar, and to learn about their activities.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.