Resilience

Ethiopia | Desert locust control operations

Nov 2020

The Government of Ethiopia with the support of FAO is mounting a large scale campaign to contain the damage caused by massive infestations of the desert locust which are affecting large areas in the East African nation, putting the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists at risk. 

Ground and air-based locust spotter teams identify targets, and ground and air based control teams then move in to treat the infested areas. The effort to contain the agricultural pests has also involved building the country’s capacity to respond and manage the threat, not just through provision of materiel, but also via trainings in locust control best practices. 

Photos show activities in: Afar Region, Oromia Region, Somalia Region, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region.

Author: FAO

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