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Pounds of prevention, a disaster risk reduction story: focus on locusts


This issue examines the desert locust, a pest that affects the lives of millions of people in more than 65 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia, an area that represents about 20 percent of the earth’s surface. It presents the case of Mauritania, one of several countries in West Africa, the Horn of Africa, and the Middle East to benefit from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s locust prevention system known as the EMPRES Program, to which USAID and other donors contribute.

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  • Hazards:Insect Infestation
  • Countries/Regions:Africa, Mauritania

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/29443

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