Desert Locust


Signs of hope in East Africa, as control campaign tames locust upsurge

But FAO calls for increased surveillance to lock in gains, prevent a resurgence

Desert Locust upsurge continues to threaten food security in Horn of Africa and Yemen despite intense efforts

FAO seeks funds for control operations to safeguard agricultural production and livelihoods

FAO provides Iran with additional pesticide sprayers, supporting the country in fighting against Desert Locust

Benefitted from the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme, FAO hands-over the 4th shipment of Desert Locust equipment including pesticide sprayers to Iran’s Plant Protection Organization to...

FAO and Somalia step up locust fight as hatching and hopper band formation continues in central area

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today that large populations of desert locust in Somalia have moved towards southern parts...

Locust control campaign covers millions of hectares, but the voracious pest is still a threat in East Africa

Weather and locust biology key factors, says FAO Desert Locust forecaster Keith Cressman

A new generation of desert locusts, flooding and COVID-19 threaten food security in Ethiopia

Mohammed Ali, 30, a pastoralist, is visibly tired, but relentlessly searching for pasture for his cattle under scorching sunshine. He leads over 400 head of...

Government of Ethiopia/FAO undertake joint mission to assess Desert Locust situation and ongoing operations

Stress urgent need to scale up operations in the Afar Region

The Republic of Korea contributes to FAO’s effort in preparing countries of West Africa and the Sahel for potential Desert Locust invasion from East Africa

FAO will help countries improve surveillance and control efforts and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable households

Technical regional meeting on combating desert locust in the Near East and North Africa

FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa and the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) have hosted today...

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