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Desert Locust Overview

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  • 4 December. Small scale breeding in Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Yemen
  • 7 November. Small scale breeding continues in Mauritania and Yemen
  • 3 October. Small scale breeding in West Africa and Yemen
  • 6 September. Calm locust situation prevails
  • 1 August. Calm locust situation continues
  • 3 July. Calm locust situation prevails
  • 3 June.Calm locust situation despite heavy rains in Oman
  • 3 May. Unusual rains over southern and eastern Arabia but calm locust situation persists
  • 3 April. Calm situation continues; southern Arabia rains
  • 4 March. Calm situation prevails
  • 5 February. Unprecedented rains in Mauritania
  • 9 January. Limited potential for winter breeding


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