EMPRES Plant Pest and Disease – managing new transboundary threats

New migratory plant pests are raising concerns about their potential impact on livelihoods, food security and global markets. EMPRES has started to address other invasive plant pests, adopting the successful Desert Locust management model to mitigate these other transboundary...[more]

Desert Locusts may take advantage of the recent Yemen floods

Unusually heavy rains and flooding in eastern Yemen and southern Oman in late October could cause Desert Locusts to increase as ecological conditions are expected to remain favourable for several months.[more]

Desert Locust surveys in progress in N Africa and SW Asia

Surveys are currently underway in Desert Locust summer breeding areas in the Sahel of West Africa and Sudan as well as along the Indo-Pakistan border. Even though good rains have fallen this season, only low numbers of locusts have been found so far by national ground teams.


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