Locust numbers exploding: Swarms gather as heavy rains, closed borders and the coronavirus curbs delay pesticides: Millions of poor people poised for the second wave

Monday, 6 April 2020 Desert Locust situation update. Widespread rains to cause further deterioration in the situation. Widespread rains that fell in late March could allow a dramatic increase in locust numbers in East Africa, eastern Yemen and southern Iran during the coming months. The current situation in East Africa remains extremely alarming as hopper … Continue reading Locust numbers exploding: Swarms gather as heavy rains, closed borders and the coronavirus curbs delay pesticides: Millions of poor people poised for the second wave

Locust populations continue to explode in size: Some areas expecting a 400x increase in the coming months representing an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods

Tuesday, 3 March 2020 New swarms forming in Somalia and starting in Kenya.  The situation remains extremely alarming in the Horn of Africa, specifically Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia where widespread breeding is in progress and new swarms are starting to form, representing an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods at the beginning of the upcoming cropping … Continue reading Locust populations continue to explode in size: Some areas expecting a 400x increase in the coming months representing an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods