Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen leaves surrounding countries potentially at risk
©FAO/Carl de Souza
13 April 2016, Rome--- The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warned. FAO is assisting technical teams from Yemen's Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in conducting field survey and control operations in infested coastal areas, as part of the agency's continuing support to the country's locust control efforts. The Organization also stressed the need for close monitoring in all of these areas over the next few months to prevent the insects from forming large, destructive swarms.

Keith Cressman, FAO Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, explains more about the current locust situation in Yemen. (Interview conducted by Murielle Sarr)
5min. 01sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Emergencies/Crises, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Interview
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 11672