David Phiri

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David Phiri said : "FAO is now asking for USD 311 million to implement locust controls on 3.2 million hectares and provide livelihoods support to 313,000 households. FAO's current appeal for East Africa and Yemen is USD 231.6 million. USD 179 million has so far been received or committed to-date with a gap of USD 52.6 million," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "Our attention must now turn to what can be done to reduce the number of food-insecure people in the region," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

David Phiri disse : "Precisamos agir imediatamente e em escala para combater e conter essa invasão. Quando as chuvas começarem em março, haverá uma nova onda de criação de gafanhotos. Agora é, portanto, o melhor momento para controlar os enxames e proteger os meios de subsistência e a segurança alimentar das pessoas. e evitar um agravamento da crise alimentar " External link

WortLuxembourg-pt Monday, February 3, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis," External link

outlookafghanistan Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March, there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is therefore the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion.," External link

upi Friday, January 24, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis,” External link

yenisafak-en Friday, January 24, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people's livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis," External link

haberler-en Friday, January 24, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “As the weather seems favorable for the locust breading, there is a high probability that the locusts will continue to breed until March-April 2020, with a high probability of spreading to other Eastern African nations,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, January 13, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "As the weather seems favourable for the locust breading, there is a high probability that the locust will continue to breed until March-April 2020, with a high probability of spreading to other Eastern African nations," External link

kenyastar Monday, December 16, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "As the weather seems favourable for the locust breading, there is a high probability that the locust will continue to breed until March-April 2020, with a high probability of spreading to other Eastern African nations," External link

reliefWeb Monday, December 16, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Expanding FFS as a holistic farmer education platform is a critical means to address rural poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Hence, FAO will continue to make the schools more relevant to the farmers in terms of quality, accessibility and impact so as to improve the day-to-day practices, which farmers are applying to manage their agricultural land,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, December 9, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

David Phiri remarked : “Countries that are committed to the values and principles of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), and that effectively implemented their National Agriculture Investment Plans, performed better in successfully reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. Members of the EAPA-FSN have therefore the responsibility to strengthen commitments to the CAADP goals and to accelerate efforts toward formulating and implementing National and Regional Agricultural Investment Plans and other policies and legislative frameworks,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Phiri remarked : “Countries that are committed to the values and principles of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), and that effectively implemented their National Agriculture Investment Plans, performed better in successfully reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. Members of the EAPA-FSN have therefore the responsibility to strengthen commitments to the CAADP goals and to accelerate efforts toward formulating and implementing National and Regional Agricultural Investment Plans and other policies and legislative frameworks,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

David Phiri remarked : “Governments should create an enabling policy environment, where the private sector, including in agriculture, thrives and creates jobs, particularly for the youth and women. Agricultural policies that spur farm productivity, commercialization and the agro-processing industry are crucial for agricultural transformation,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, April 22, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Rainfall levels through mid-April will likely be amongst the driest on record (since 1981) in some areas,” External link

theCitizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Given its adaptability and tenacious nature, many experts believe that the pest will continue building its momentum and impact on food security in the region in the coming seasons and years to come. We have, however, an opportunity to prevent this threat from reaching disastrous proportions, by building the resilience of farmers and institutions to this pest" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "There is, therefore, an urgent need to support governments in the region with financial resources to ensure effective management of the fall armyworm in southern Africa," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The majority of youth do not want to work in the core agriculture sector because they consider agriculture as not attractive enough. Luckily, all that is changing, as many of you in this room would attest to; but we need to scale up success stories," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Fall armyworm has a lot of natural enemies and we should enhance their use to control the fall armyworm … So the message is that fall armyworm has come here to stay and also that use of chemical pesticides should be reduced to a minimum,” External link

cameroononline Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

David Phiri told : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, February 20, 2017 7:10:00 PM EAT

David Phiri told : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:07:00 AM EAT

David Phiri told : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest. It is only a matter of time before most of the region will be affected, and the costs and implications of this are very serious, as seen in places where fall armyworm is endemic such as Brazil, where the government spends in excess of $600 million each year to try to control infestations," External link

irishsun Friday, February 17, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri told : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest,” External link

insiderzim Friday, February 17, 2017 4:08:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest. It is only a matter of time before most of the region will be affected, and the costs and implications of this are very serious, as seen in places where fall armyworm is endemic such as Brazil, where the government spends in excess of $600 million each year to try to control infestations,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 17, 2017 10:19:00 AM EAT

David Phiri souligné : "L'Afrique australe est l'épicentre du problème de la chenille légionnaire d'automne mais d'autres pays déjà touchés en Afrique de l'Ouest sont aussi exposés au risque" External link

slateafrique Friday, February 17, 2017 12:47:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "It is probably only a matter of time before most of the region will be affected," External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "We agree that prevention is more effective and less costly," External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "Southern Africa is currently the epicentre of the fall worm problem," "There are other countries that have already been affected...and others that are at risk" External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "There is still a lot of work that we need to do to begin to practically control the trans-boundary pest and disease problem," External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "It is probably only a matter of time before most of the region will be affected," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "We agree that prevention is more effective and less costly," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Southern Africa is currently the epicentre of the fall worm problem," "There are other countries that have already been affected...and others that are at risk" External link

afp-en Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "There is still a lot of work that we need to do to begin to practically control the trans-boundary pest and disease problem," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Phiri souligné : "L'Afrique australe est l'épicentre du problème de la chenille légionnaire d'automne mais d'autres pays déjà touchés en Afrique de l'Ouest sont aussi exposés au risque" External link

afp-fr Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:50:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explained : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm, or using natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:20:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Nobody seems to know how it reached Africa," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Malawi Mozambique ) : "The situation remains fluid. Preliminary reports indicate possible presence (of the pest) in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has positively identified the presence of the pest while the rest are expected to release test results soon," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:25:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "Farmers do not know really how to treat it," External link

enca Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:58:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," "If it is a small amount of the worms, it's easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it's very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods -- including sometimes burning the crops" External link

enca Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:58:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds," External link

enca Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:58:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “They have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving,” “But we have to find a plan for managing it” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:41:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "They have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving," "But we have to find a plan for managing it" External link

startribune Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "They have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving," "But we have to find a plan for managing it" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:46:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “They have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving,” “But we have to find a plan for managing it” External link

therepublic Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Many countries are affected.... It is the countries that are going to offer solutions of a coordinated approach to control this. Now that we have this fall army worm, we cannot eradicate it. In the Americas, it has been there since 1957 and they have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving. So we cannot expect that it can be eradicated. But we have to find a plan for managing it from now onwards,” External link

voanews Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Nobody seems to know how it reached Africa," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclaré : "Je suis sûr que vous serez tous d'accord pour dire que les approches régionales peuvent être plus efficaces et moins coûteuses si nous partageons mieux l'information et utilisons les structures régionales" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclaré : "Il est très difficile de contrôler l'invasion, donc (les fermiers) vont devoir utiliser différentes méthodes, y compris parfois brûler les récoltes" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Elle est endémique en Amérique du Sud, en Amérique centrale et dans certaines parties des Etats-Unis" External link

lexpress Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Si le maïs, nourriture de base, est touché, ce sera très problématique pour nous, car nous sortons de deux années de sécheresse" External link

lexpress Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "Une fois qu'elle est là, vous ne pouvez pas l'éradiquer, vous ne pouvez que la gérer" External link

lexpress Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "pour l'instant, c'est gérable. Mais je crains que ça ne s'étende. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que les gouvernements concernés ont très vite réagi" External link

lexpress Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclaré : "Je suis sûr que vous serez tous d'accord pour dire que les approches régionales peuvent être plus efficaces et moins coûteuses si nous partageons mieux l'information et nous utilisons les structures régionales" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclaré : "Il est très difficile de contrôler l'invasion, donc (les fermiers) vont devoir utiliser différentes méthodes, y compris parfois brûler les récoltes" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:35:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "So, farmers do not know really how to treat it," External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:43:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," "If it is a small level of the worms, it's easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it's very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods -- including sometimes burning the crops" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:43:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Elle est endémique en Amérique du Sud, en Amérique centrale et dans certaines parties des Etats-Unis" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Si le maïs, nourriture de base, est touché, ce sera très problématique pour nous, car nous sortons de deux années de sécheresse" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "Une fois qu'elle est là, vous ne pouvez pas l'éradiquer, vous ne pouvez que la gérer" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "pour l'instant, c'est gérable. Mais je crains que ça ne s'étende. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que les gouvernements concernés ont très vite réagi" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Elle est endémique en Amérique du Sud, en Amérique centrale et dans certaines parties des Etats-Unis" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Si le maïs, nourriture de base, est touché, ce sera très problématique pour nous, car nous sortons de deux années de sécheresse" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "Une fois qu'elle est là, vous ne pouvez pas l'éradiquer, vous ne pouvez que la gérer" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "pour l'instant, c'est gérable. Mais je crains que ça ne s'étende. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que les gouvernements concernés ont très vite réagi" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "So, farmers do not know really how to treat it," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," "If it is a small level of the worms, it's easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it's very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods -- including sometimes burning the crops" External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “So, farmers do not know really how to treat it,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:33:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms,” “If it is a small level of the worms, it’s easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it’s very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods — including sometimes burning the crops” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:33:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Elle est endémique en Amérique du Sud, en Amérique centrale et dans certaines parties des Etats-Unis" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Si le maïs, nourriture de base, est touché, ce sera très problématique pour nous, car nous sortons de deux années de sécheresse" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "Une fois qu'elle est là, vous ne pouvez pas l'éradiquer, vous ne pouvez que la gérer" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "pour l'instant, c'est gérable. Mais je crains que ça ne s'étende. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que les gouvernements concernés ont très vite réagi" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "So, farmers do not know really how to treat it," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:57:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," "If it is a small level of the worms, it's easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it's very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods -- including sometimes burning the crops" External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:57:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Malawi Mozambique ) : “The situation remains fluid. Preliminary reports indicate possible presence (of the pest) in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has positively identified the presence of the pest while the rest are expected to release test results soon,” External link

lestimes Friday, February 10, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “The pest which primarily spreads through wind dispersal and host plant products, is reported to be still active. The affected countries are also in different stages of assessing the damage to the crops because the outbreaks did not occur simultaneously,” External link

lestimes Friday, February 10, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Avian Influenza ) : “The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5N8 strain, that has been confirmed in Uganda and possibly Rwanda too, is likely to spread southwards, along the wild bird migration routes” External link

lestimes Friday, February 10, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

David Phiri added : “The countries need to maintain and, where needed, expand diagnostic laboratory, surveillance and response capacity as well as conduct assessments and research to enable rapid responses to recurrent and new threats,” External link

lestimes Friday, February 10, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “We estimate that more than 40 million people will be affected by food insecurity until March,” External link

irinnews Monday, February 6, 2017 5:50:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Avian Influenza ) : “Southern Africa is currently facing serious threats posed by diverse transboundary pests and diseases, including the varied armyworms, locusts, the tomato leaf minor and maize lethal necrosis disease. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5N8 strain, that has been confirmed to be in Uganda and possibly Rwanda too, is likely to spread southwards, along the wild bird migration routes” External link

reliefWeb Monday, February 6, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “The countries need to maintain and, where needed, expand diagnostic laboratory, surveillance and response capacity as well as conduct assessments and research to enable rapid responses to recurrent and new threats” External link

reliefWeb Monday, February 6, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "Southern Africa is currently facing serious threats posed by diverse transboundary pests and diseases, including the varied armyworms, locusts, the tomato leaf minor and maize lethal necrosis disease. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5N8 strain, that has been confirmed to be in Uganda and possibly Rwanda too, is likely to spread southwards, along the wild bird migration routes" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 3, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The countries need to maintain and, where needed, expand diagnostic laboratory, surveillance and response capacity as well as conduct assessments and research to enable rapid responses to recurrent and new threats" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 3, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "Southern Africa is currently facing serious threats posed by diverse transboundary pests and diseases, including the varied armyworms, locusts, the tomato leaf minor and maize lethal necrosis disease. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5N8 strain, that has been confirmed to be in Uganda and possibly Rwanda too, is likely to spread southwards, along the wild bird migration routes" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 3, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The countries need to maintain and, where needed, expand diagnostic laboratory, surveillance and response capacity as well as conduct assessments and research to enable rapid responses to recurrent and new threats" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 3, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The problem with the FALL armyworm is that it is not easily controllable with chemicals unless it has been identified on a farm an early stage," "Should it not be controlled in time it can be very devastating for all types of cereals particularly maize" External link

reliefWeb Sunday, January 29, 2017 3:34:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "The problem with the FALL armyworm is that it is not easily controllable with chemicals unless it has been identified on a farm an early stage," "Should it not be controlled in time it can be very devastating for all types of cereals particularly maize" External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 23, 2017 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “If not controlled in the countries affected, it will have devastating effects not only in those countries, but neighboring countries too, because the spread capacity of this pest is very high,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 17, 2017 1:56:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explained : “Many donors traditionally fund either emergency or development initiatives, meaning that resilience… tends to be underfunded,” “However, donor interest is now slowly building towards supporting resilience building projects” External link

irinnews Friday, January 6, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The provision of subsidised seeds and survival stockfeed provides a mechanism for weaning farmers off donor handouts and for ADAs to continue making stockfeed and seed available at the local level," External link

allafrica Friday, December 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

David Phiri says : "Most of farmers still grow maize despite being encouraged to grow small grains because of attitudes," "The absence of a policy has made the situation worse" External link

allafrica Monday, November 28, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

David Phiri says : “Most of farmers still grow maize despite being encouraged to grow small grains because of attitudes,” “The absence of a policy has made the situation worse” External link

herald Monday, November 28, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “We expected more money to have been pledged by now but we understand donor budgets are limited. There are many hotspots around the world which need food relief and which are considered more critical than southern Africa,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:42:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

allafrica Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:14:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate,” External link

iran-daily Friday, October 21, 2016 4:08:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

allafrica Friday, October 21, 2016 3:50:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, October 21, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 21, 2016 1:19:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:58:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate,” External link

wfp Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "With the resources we have, we have managed to work in a number of districts to provide a platform for farmers to adapt," "Adoption was done in eight districts and for the coming growing season we would like to consolidate. But in addition, we are spreading to three other districts," External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The high levels of unemployment and sluggish economies, means that the main way people are able to access food is through what they themselves produce. Assisting them to do this will provide lifesaving support in a region where at least 70 percent of people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:49:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The high levels of unemployment and sluggish economies, means that the main way people are able to access food is through what they themselves produce. Assisting them to do this will provide lifesaving support in a region where at least 70 percent of people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The high levels of unemployment and sluggish economies, means that the main way people are able to access food is through what they themselves produce. Assisting them to do this will provide lifesaving support in a region where at least 70 percent of people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods," External link

fao-en Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “With the contribution of Zimbabwe, we hope to have a world class instrument which will be used not only by Zimbabwe but also by other countries of the global community to assess national food control systems, identify gaps and chart a way forward,” External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:36:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “The Manicaland and Matabeleland projects cost $12 million dollars while that in Masvingo costs $6 million dollars. Zimbabwe will benefit in a big way as the dilapidated and silted irrigation infrastructure would be rehabilitated,” External link

thezimbabwean Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:23:00 PM EAT



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David Phiri said : "FAO is now asking for USD 311 million to implement locust controls on 3.2 million hectares and provide livelihoods support to 313,000 households. FAO's current appeal for East Africa and Yemen is USD 231.6 million. USD 179 million has so far been received or committed to-date with a gap of USD 52.6 million," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "Our attention must now turn to what can be done to reduce the number of food-insecure people in the region," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

David Phiri disse : "Precisamos agir imediatamente e em escala para combater e conter essa invasão. Quando as chuvas começarem em março, haverá uma nova onda de criação de gafanhotos. Agora é, portanto, o melhor momento para controlar os enxames e proteger os meios de subsistência e a segurança alimentar das pessoas. e evitar um agravamento da crise alimentar " External link

WortLuxembourg-pt Monday, February 3, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis," External link

outlookafghanistan Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March, there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is therefore the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion.," External link

upi Friday, January 24, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people’s livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis,” External link

yenisafak-en Friday, January 24, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "We must act immediately and at scale to combat and contain this invasion. As the rains start in March there will be a new wave of locust breeding. Now is, therefore, the best time to control the swarms and safeguard people's livelihoods and food security, and avert further worsening of the food crisis," External link

haberler-en Friday, January 24, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “As the weather seems favorable for the locust breading, there is a high probability that the locusts will continue to breed until March-April 2020, with a high probability of spreading to other Eastern African nations,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, January 13, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "As the weather seems favourable for the locust breading, there is a high probability that the locust will continue to breed until March-April 2020, with a high probability of spreading to other Eastern African nations," External link

kenyastar Monday, December 16, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "As the weather seems favourable for the locust breading, there is a high probability that the locust will continue to breed until March-April 2020, with a high probability of spreading to other Eastern African nations," External link

reliefWeb Monday, December 16, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Expanding FFS as a holistic farmer education platform is a critical means to address rural poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Hence, FAO will continue to make the schools more relevant to the farmers in terms of quality, accessibility and impact so as to improve the day-to-day practices, which farmers are applying to manage their agricultural land,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, December 9, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

David Phiri remarked : “Countries that are committed to the values and principles of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), and that effectively implemented their National Agriculture Investment Plans, performed better in successfully reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. Members of the EAPA-FSN have therefore the responsibility to strengthen commitments to the CAADP goals and to accelerate efforts toward formulating and implementing National and Regional Agricultural Investment Plans and other policies and legislative frameworks,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

David Phiri remarked : “Countries that are committed to the values and principles of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), and that effectively implemented their National Agriculture Investment Plans, performed better in successfully reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. Members of the EAPA-FSN have therefore the responsibility to strengthen commitments to the CAADP goals and to accelerate efforts toward formulating and implementing National and Regional Agricultural Investment Plans and other policies and legislative frameworks,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

David Phiri remarked : “Governments should create an enabling policy environment, where the private sector, including in agriculture, thrives and creates jobs, particularly for the youth and women. Agricultural policies that spur farm productivity, commercialization and the agro-processing industry are crucial for agricultural transformation,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, April 22, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Rainfall levels through mid-April will likely be amongst the driest on record (since 1981) in some areas,” External link

theCitizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Given its adaptability and tenacious nature, many experts believe that the pest will continue building its momentum and impact on food security in the region in the coming seasons and years to come. We have, however, an opportunity to prevent this threat from reaching disastrous proportions, by building the resilience of farmers and institutions to this pest" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "There is, therefore, an urgent need to support governments in the region with financial resources to ensure effective management of the fall armyworm in southern Africa," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The majority of youth do not want to work in the core agriculture sector because they consider agriculture as not attractive enough. Luckily, all that is changing, as many of you in this room would attest to; but we need to scale up success stories," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Fall armyworm has a lot of natural enemies and we should enhance their use to control the fall armyworm … So the message is that fall armyworm has come here to stay and also that use of chemical pesticides should be reduced to a minimum,” External link

cameroononline Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

David Phiri told : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, February 20, 2017 7:10:00 PM EAT

David Phiri told : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest,” External link

insiderzim Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:07:00 AM EAT

David Phiri told : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest. It is only a matter of time before most of the region will be affected, and the costs and implications of this are very serious, as seen in places where fall armyworm is endemic such as Brazil, where the government spends in excess of $600 million each year to try to control infestations," External link

irishsun Friday, February 17, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri told : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest,” External link

insiderzim Friday, February 17, 2017 4:08:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and we are very concerned with the emergence, intensity and spread of the pest. It is only a matter of time before most of the region will be affected, and the costs and implications of this are very serious, as seen in places where fall armyworm is endemic such as Brazil, where the government spends in excess of $600 million each year to try to control infestations,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 17, 2017 10:19:00 AM EAT

David Phiri souligné : "L'Afrique australe est l'épicentre du problème de la chenille légionnaire d'automne mais d'autres pays déjà touchés en Afrique de l'Ouest sont aussi exposés au risque" External link

slateafrique Friday, February 17, 2017 12:47:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "It is probably only a matter of time before most of the region will be affected," External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "We agree that prevention is more effective and less costly," External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "Southern Africa is currently the epicentre of the fall worm problem," "There are other countries that have already been affected...and others that are at risk" External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "There is still a lot of work that we need to do to begin to practically control the trans-boundary pest and disease problem," External link

digitaljournal Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "It is probably only a matter of time before most of the region will be affected," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "We agree that prevention is more effective and less costly," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Southern Africa is currently the epicentre of the fall worm problem," "There are other countries that have already been affected...and others that are at risk" External link

afp-en Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "There is still a lot of work that we need to do to begin to practically control the trans-boundary pest and disease problem," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Phiri souligné : "L'Afrique australe est l'épicentre du problème de la chenille légionnaire d'automne mais d'autres pays déjà touchés en Afrique de l'Ouest sont aussi exposés au risque" External link

afp-fr Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:50:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explained : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm, or using natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:20:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Nobody seems to know how it reached Africa," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Malawi Mozambique ) : "The situation remains fluid. Preliminary reports indicate possible presence (of the pest) in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has positively identified the presence of the pest while the rest are expected to release test results soon," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:25:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "Farmers do not know really how to treat it," External link

enca Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:58:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," "If it is a small amount of the worms, it's easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it's very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods -- including sometimes burning the crops" External link

enca Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:58:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds," External link

enca Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:58:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “They have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving,” “But we have to find a plan for managing it” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:41:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "They have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving," "But we have to find a plan for managing it" External link

startribune Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:15:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "They have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving," "But we have to find a plan for managing it" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:46:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “They have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving,” “But we have to find a plan for managing it” External link

therepublic Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “Many countries are affected.... It is the countries that are going to offer solutions of a coordinated approach to control this. Now that we have this fall army worm, we cannot eradicate it. In the Americas, it has been there since 1957 and they have not managed to control it because it keeps evolving. So we cannot expect that it can be eradicated. But we have to find a plan for managing it from now onwards,” External link

voanews Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:17:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "Nobody seems to know how it reached Africa," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclaré : "Je suis sûr que vous serez tous d'accord pour dire que les approches régionales peuvent être plus efficaces et moins coûteuses si nous partageons mieux l'information et utilisons les structures régionales" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclaré : "Il est très difficile de contrôler l'invasion, donc (les fermiers) vont devoir utiliser différentes méthodes, y compris parfois brûler les récoltes" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Elle est endémique en Amérique du Sud, en Amérique centrale et dans certaines parties des Etats-Unis" External link

lexpress Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Si le maïs, nourriture de base, est touché, ce sera très problématique pour nous, car nous sortons de deux années de sécheresse" External link

lexpress Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "Une fois qu'elle est là, vous ne pouvez pas l'éradiquer, vous ne pouvez que la gérer" External link

lexpress Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "pour l'instant, c'est gérable. Mais je crains que ça ne s'étende. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que les gouvernements concernés ont très vite réagi" External link

lexpress Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclaré : "Je suis sûr que vous serez tous d'accord pour dire que les approches régionales peuvent être plus efficaces et moins coûteuses si nous partageons mieux l'information et nous utilisons les structures régionales" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

David Phiri déclaré : "Il est très difficile de contrôler l'invasion, donc (les fermiers) vont devoir utiliser différentes méthodes, y compris parfois brûler les récoltes" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:35:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "So, farmers do not know really how to treat it," External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:43:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," "If it is a small level of the worms, it's easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it's very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods -- including sometimes burning the crops" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:43:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Elle est endémique en Amérique du Sud, en Amérique centrale et dans certaines parties des Etats-Unis" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Si le maïs, nourriture de base, est touché, ce sera très problématique pour nous, car nous sortons de deux années de sécheresse" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "Une fois qu'elle est là, vous ne pouvez pas l'éradiquer, vous ne pouvez que la gérer" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "pour l'instant, c'est gérable. Mais je crains que ça ne s'étende. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que les gouvernements concernés ont très vite réagi" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Elle est endémique en Amérique du Sud, en Amérique centrale et dans certaines parties des Etats-Unis" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Si le maïs, nourriture de base, est touché, ce sera très problématique pour nous, car nous sortons de deux années de sécheresse" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "Une fois qu'elle est là, vous ne pouvez pas l'éradiquer, vous ne pouvez que la gérer" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "pour l'instant, c'est gérable. Mais je crains que ça ne s'étende. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que les gouvernements concernés ont très vite réagi" External link

rtl-BE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "So, farmers do not know really how to treat it," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," "If it is a small level of the worms, it's easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it's very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods -- including sometimes burning the crops" External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:24:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “So, farmers do not know really how to treat it,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:33:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms,” “If it is a small level of the worms, it’s easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it’s very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods — including sometimes burning the crops” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:33:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Elle est endémique en Amérique du Sud, en Amérique centrale et dans certaines parties des Etats-Unis" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM EAT

David Phiri explique : "Si le maïs, nourriture de base, est touché, ce sera très problématique pour nous, car nous sortons de deux années de sécheresse" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "Une fois qu'elle est là, vous ne pouvez pas l'éradiquer, vous ne pouvez que la gérer" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM EAT

David Phiri déclare : "pour l'instant, c'est gérable. Mais je crains que ça ne s'étende. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que les gouvernements concernés ont très vite réagi" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "So, farmers do not know really how to treat it," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:57:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "You use different methods. One of them is pesticides, another is to use biological control. Another is to use natural control, like digging trenches around the farm (or) natural predators, like birds, to eat those worms," "If it is a small level of the worms, it's easy to control, using pesticides. Otherwise, it's very difficult to control it, so they will have to use different methods -- including sometimes burning the crops" External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:57:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Malawi Mozambique ) : “The situation remains fluid. Preliminary reports indicate possible presence (of the pest) in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has positively identified the presence of the pest while the rest are expected to release test results soon,” External link

lestimes Friday, February 10, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “The pest which primarily spreads through wind dispersal and host plant products, is reported to be still active. The affected countries are also in different stages of assessing the damage to the crops because the outbreaks did not occur simultaneously,” External link

lestimes Friday, February 10, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Avian Influenza ) : “The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5N8 strain, that has been confirmed in Uganda and possibly Rwanda too, is likely to spread southwards, along the wild bird migration routes” External link

lestimes Friday, February 10, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

David Phiri added : “The countries need to maintain and, where needed, expand diagnostic laboratory, surveillance and response capacity as well as conduct assessments and research to enable rapid responses to recurrent and new threats,” External link

lestimes Friday, February 10, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “We estimate that more than 40 million people will be affected by food insecurity until March,” External link

irinnews Monday, February 6, 2017 5:50:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Avian Influenza ) : “Southern Africa is currently facing serious threats posed by diverse transboundary pests and diseases, including the varied armyworms, locusts, the tomato leaf minor and maize lethal necrosis disease. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5N8 strain, that has been confirmed to be in Uganda and possibly Rwanda too, is likely to spread southwards, along the wild bird migration routes” External link

reliefWeb Monday, February 6, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “The countries need to maintain and, where needed, expand diagnostic laboratory, surveillance and response capacity as well as conduct assessments and research to enable rapid responses to recurrent and new threats” External link

reliefWeb Monday, February 6, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "Southern Africa is currently facing serious threats posed by diverse transboundary pests and diseases, including the varied armyworms, locusts, the tomato leaf minor and maize lethal necrosis disease. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5N8 strain, that has been confirmed to be in Uganda and possibly Rwanda too, is likely to spread southwards, along the wild bird migration routes" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 3, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The countries need to maintain and, where needed, expand diagnostic laboratory, surveillance and response capacity as well as conduct assessments and research to enable rapid responses to recurrent and new threats" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 3, 2017 10:29:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said ( about Avian Influenza ) : "Southern Africa is currently facing serious threats posed by diverse transboundary pests and diseases, including the varied armyworms, locusts, the tomato leaf minor and maize lethal necrosis disease. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5N8 strain, that has been confirmed to be in Uganda and possibly Rwanda too, is likely to spread southwards, along the wild bird migration routes" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 3, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The countries need to maintain and, where needed, expand diagnostic laboratory, surveillance and response capacity as well as conduct assessments and research to enable rapid responses to recurrent and new threats" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 3, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The problem with the FALL armyworm is that it is not easily controllable with chemicals unless it has been identified on a farm an early stage," "Should it not be controlled in time it can be very devastating for all types of cereals particularly maize" External link

reliefWeb Sunday, January 29, 2017 3:34:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "The problem with the FALL armyworm is that it is not easily controllable with chemicals unless it has been identified on a farm an early stage," "Should it not be controlled in time it can be very devastating for all types of cereals particularly maize" External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 23, 2017 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “If not controlled in the countries affected, it will have devastating effects not only in those countries, but neighboring countries too, because the spread capacity of this pest is very high,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 17, 2017 1:56:00 PM EAT

David Phiri explained : “Many donors traditionally fund either emergency or development initiatives, meaning that resilience… tends to be underfunded,” “However, donor interest is now slowly building towards supporting resilience building projects” External link

irinnews Friday, January 6, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The provision of subsidised seeds and survival stockfeed provides a mechanism for weaning farmers off donor handouts and for ADAs to continue making stockfeed and seed available at the local level," External link

allafrica Friday, December 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

David Phiri says : "Most of farmers still grow maize despite being encouraged to grow small grains because of attitudes," "The absence of a policy has made the situation worse" External link

allafrica Monday, November 28, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

David Phiri says : “Most of farmers still grow maize despite being encouraged to grow small grains because of attitudes,” “The absence of a policy has made the situation worse” External link

herald Monday, November 28, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “We expected more money to have been pledged by now but we understand donor budgets are limited. There are many hotspots around the world which need food relief and which are considered more critical than southern Africa,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:42:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

allafrica Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:14:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate,” External link

iran-daily Friday, October 21, 2016 4:08:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

allafrica Friday, October 21, 2016 3:50:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, October 21, 2016 5:33:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 21, 2016 1:19:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:58:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “The cost of inaction or further delaying our response is too ghastly to contemplate,” External link

wfp Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "With the resources we have, we have managed to work in a number of districts to provide a platform for farmers to adapt," "Adoption was done in eight districts and for the coming growing season we would like to consolidate. But in addition, we are spreading to three other districts," External link

allafrica Friday, September 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The high levels of unemployment and sluggish economies, means that the main way people are able to access food is through what they themselves produce. Assisting them to do this will provide lifesaving support in a region where at least 70 percent of people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:49:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The high levels of unemployment and sluggish economies, means that the main way people are able to access food is through what they themselves produce. Assisting them to do this will provide lifesaving support in a region where at least 70 percent of people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : "The high levels of unemployment and sluggish economies, means that the main way people are able to access food is through what they themselves produce. Assisting them to do this will provide lifesaving support in a region where at least 70 percent of people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods," External link

fao-en Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

David Phiri said : “With the contribution of Zimbabwe, we hope to have a world class instrument which will be used not only by Zimbabwe but also by other countries of the global community to assess national food control systems, identify gaps and chart a way forward,” External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:36:00 AM EAT

David Phiri said : “The Manicaland and Matabeleland projects cost $12 million dollars while that in Masvingo costs $6 million dollars. Zimbabwe will benefit in a big way as the dilapidated and silted irrigation infrastructure would be rehabilitated,” External link

thezimbabwean Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:23:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
head of fao16.67%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
coordonnateur11.11%FR02/28/201728/02/2017
coordinator5.56%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
head11.11%EN01/29/201729/01/2017
coordinator for the u.n.5.56%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
representative11.11%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
director11.11%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
regional director11.11%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
candidate16.67%EN09/06/201306/09/2013
Names Lang Count
David PhiriEN71.34%
David PhiriFR26.83%
David PhiriPT1.83%


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