FAO Urges Four African Countries to Brace for Desert Locust Swarms



Publisher:
United Nations Radio
Publication Date:
23 October 2012
Tags:
North Africa, Food and Agriculture

Four countries in northwest Africa are being urged to prepare for the likely arrival of swarms of Desert Locusts, the most devastating of the species.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco about the insects which appear to be headed their way from the Sahel region of West Africa in the coming weeks.

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UN Food Agency Warns North Africa of Locust Threat

Locust swarm in Mauritania (file photo).

The 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. Read more »