Desert locust threat

Published : November 2020

The desert locust situation remained calm but required constant monitoring. According to the PREGEC Communiqué of September 2020, “The risk of swarms from East Africa has decreased due to preventive actions implemented by States and partners within the framework of the Commission for controlling desert locust in the western region. However, vigilance and continuation of ongoing interventions are required.” The heavy rains in July/August created favourable conditions for locust development. Some small-scale breeding was observed in some areas of Chad, Niger and Mauritania (FAO, October 2020). Ecological conditions may be favourable to the development of the desert locust in these breeding areas (PREGEC, September).

Countries : Region

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Environment, Food security

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English

See also

Sahel and West Africa: 27.3 million of people in crisis phase ( 3-5), March-may 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 33.4 million people expected to face crisis or worse (phase 3-5) June-Aug 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 23.7 million people in crisis phase (3-5), Oct-Dec


ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)


Acutely-food insecure people in the UEMOA area (phase 3-5)