UN Food Agency Warns North Africa of Locust ThreatThe Food and Agriculture Organization has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco about the insects which appear to be headed their way from the Sahel region of West Africa.
Locust swarm in Mauritania (file photo).
North Africa: New Locust Alert for Northwest Africa
FAO, 23 October 2012
FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. Read more »
SciDev.Net, 19 October 2012
In the coming weeks, Northern Mali could face severe locust outbreaks, as a result of recent fighting and instability that has weakened the region's capacity to destroy the… Read more »
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- 23 October 2012
Four countries in northwest Africa are being urged to prepare for the likely arrival of swarms of Desert Locusts, the most devastating of the ... see more »
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