Locust Watch
Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia
The annual Technical Workshop on Locusts in CCA is held on 21-24 November 2022 in...
A regional Training-of-Trainers on locust management is being delivered by FAO on 17-28 October 2022...
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are currently benefitting from a regional Training-of-Trainers on locust management, organized...
Good news: the next annual Technical Workshop on Locusts in CCA will be organized in...
With the objective to support the use of the Geographic Information System (GIS) entitled “Caucasus...

Locusts and grasshoppers are serious threats for agriculture in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA). Three locust pests, the Italian (CIT), the Moroccan (DMA) and the Migratory (LMI) locusts, jeopardize food security and livelihoods in both regions as well as in adjacent areas of northern Afghanistan and southern Russian Federation. Over 25 million hectares of cultivated areas are potentially at risk.

Locusts have a high capacity to multiply, form groups, migrate over relatively large distances (they can fly up to 100 km per day) and settle and breed in various habitats. These capacities enhance their pest status at regional level. Locust are becoming even more dangerous in the context of exceptional weather events associated with climate change, due to their very high capacity to take advantage of new situations; as an indicator, the locust situation has deteriorated with recurrent droughts since the beginning of the 21st century.

Current Locust Situation

General Situation during August 2022 Forecast for September 2022
The situation was still classified as cautious for Moroccan (DMA), Italian (CIT) and Asian Migratory...

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