Locust Watch

What's Locust Watch

Locust Watch is FAO’s one-stop shop for all information concerning Desert Locust. The portal provides timely forecasts and early warnings to prevent and tackle the spread of Desert Locusts as well as resources and archives starting from 1975. 

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Locust Hub

The Locust Hub provides information, maps and resources about the state of the locust upsurge and UN's ongoing response efforts.

FAO Regional Desert Locust Commissions
CLCPRO
CLCPRO - Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region

The FAO commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) has 10 member countries from West and Northwest Africa: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Tunisia.

CRC
CRC - Commission for Controlling the Desert locust in the Central Region

The FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) has 17 member countries: Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, UAE and Yemen. CRC also works with the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA).

SWAC
SWAC - Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in Southwest Asia

The FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia (SWAC) is FAO's oldest regional locust commission and has 4 member countries: Afghanistan, India, Iran and Pakistan. 

 

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Multimedia
About Desert Locusts
01/01/2024

An introduction to Desert Locusts – which live in the deserts of Africa, the Middle East and South West Asia. Desert Locusts form giant swarms – 1 square...

Publications
Manual for the implementation of environmental, health, and safety standards for the control of locusts
01/12/2021

The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) for the control of the Desert Locust define the procedures that should...

Contact

Keith Cressman

Senior Locust Forecasting Officer

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Roma RM

[email protected]