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Desert Locust swarm in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by rains

15 Feb 2019, FAO

The FAO has warned that rains and cyclones triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Given the major threat these swarms pose to crop production and livelihoods, countries are using aerial and ground control methods to curb damages.



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