An overview of current Desert Locust outbreaks and other important infestations that pose a potential threat to agriculture and food security is presented. Select the particular threat from the list on the left for more details. The threats are updated on a regular basis as new information and data arrive at FAO and are analysed by DLIS. Once the threat has passed, the information can be found in the Archives section.
There is currently one threat:
(1) August-October: while most of the swarms that formed during July in the interior of Yemen are expected to remain in Yemen, there is a low risk that a few could appear in Saudi Arabia, Oman, the Horn of Africa and Pakistan. These countries should remain extremely vigilant this summer.