1. The Locusts and Transboundary Plant Pests and Diseases Group at FAO Headquarters is responsible for assisting Member Countries throughout the world in managing migratory pests, mainly locusts, and diseases through early warning and early reaction. The Group consists of staff at FAO Headquarters...
  2. In recent months, the Horn of Africa has been invaded by desert locusts that have consumed food crops and pasture. For Kenya, it is the worst infestation in 70 years. One swarm there was estimated at 100 billion to 200 billion locusts, marauding through 2400 square kilometers. FAO warned again...
  3. 1996-10-19 Grasshoppers and locusts cause extensive damage to a wide variety of crops and can be persistent in gardens year after year. Several ideas for their control are presented.
  4. The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) is considered the most dangerous of all migratory pest species in the world. It threatens people’s livelihoods, food security, the environment and economic development. It can easily affect more than 65 of the world’s poorest countries. It can reproduce...
  5. 2020-01-31 1. Locusts are the oldest migratory pest in the world. 2.Desert Locustis the most devastating of all locust species. 3. They form swarms that can fly up to 150 km a day. 4. They eat their own weight in food daily. 5. A very small swarm can eat the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000...
  6. FAO actions FAO operates a centralizedDesert Locust Information Service (DLIS)within the Locust Group at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy that monitors the Desert Locust situation throughout the world. FAO provides information on the general locust situation to the global community and givestimely...

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