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.
An outbreak developed in the interior of northern Sudan from north of Khartoum to the Red Sea Hills where hopper bands and adult groups formed in October 2014 as a result of good summer rains and breeding. Some adults moved to northeast Sudan and the Red Sea coast and breeding was in progress. Adult groups were also reported in southern Egypt. Ground and aerial control operations were mounted and intensified in late October, treating 20,000 ha so far.