Desert Locust


FAO and Government of Somalia open permanent Desert Locust Monitoring Centre

The Centre will build Somalia’s national capacity to independently manage desert locusts in the country.

Desert Locust upsurge may be declining but remaining swarms require vigilance in East Africa and Yemen

$11.2 million donation from Mastercard Foundation to aid control and recovery efforts

FAO and World Bank continue support to Desert Locust surveillance and control operations in Yemen

Efforts critical to safeguarding agriculture-based livelihoods as potential locust upsurge threatens to worsen an already precarious food security situation

FAO provides cash plus livestock and agriculture packages to cushion vulnerable households from the desert locust invasion

The desert locust invasion in Somalia has significantly affected the country’s food security, with successive generations of swarms destroying vital crops and pastures...

FAO hands over the Desert Locust Information Office to Kenya

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today handed over the Desert Locust Information Office (DLIO) to the Government of Kenya.

EU contribution of €8 million will strengthen gains in Desert Locust fight

FAO welcomes new allocation to aid surveillance and control in the Horn of Africa

Sudan leads and others follow in obtaining new technologies to track Desert Locusts

In 2020 number of African countries experienced some of the worst Desert Locust (DL) upsurges in recent history

Signs of hope in East Africa, as control campaign tames locust upsurge

But FAO calls for increased surveillance to lock in gains, prevent a resurgence

Desert Locust upsurge continues to threaten food security in Horn of Africa and Yemen despite intense efforts

FAO seeks funds for control operations to safeguard agricultural production and livelihoods

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