Desert Locust situation remains calm in all countries
The Desert Locust situation continues to remain calm in all frontline countries. No locusts were present except for low numbers of solitarious adults in northern Sudan during July.
By the end of July, good rains had fallen throughout most of the summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and Eritrea. Consequently, small-scale breeding during the forecast period will cause locust numbers to increase slightly in all countries.
Unusually heavy and widespread rains fell in the summer breeding areas along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border and may give rise to favourable conditions sufficient for two generations of breeding. Intensive monitoring should be carried out in both countries in the coming months to detect increases in locust numbers.