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40th DLCC: Desert Locust outlook

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Presentation made by Keith Cressman at the 40th session of the FAO Desert Locust Control Committee (DLCC) on the Desert Locust outlook for 2012 (19 June 2012)

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40th DLCC: Desert Locust outlook

  1. 1. DANGERthe Desert Locust outlook for the Sahel this summer is ALARMING
  2. 2. CENTRAL REGION early summer rains summer breeding (July onwards) locust numbers increase (Aug-Sep)winter breeding depends on rainfall (Red Sea) CAUTION
  3. 3. SAUDI ARABIA EGYPT WINTER BREEDING (NOV-MAY) POTENTIAL OMAN THREAT SUDAN (JUNE) YEMEN SUMMER BREEDING (JULY-OCTOBER) N SOMALIACALM
  4. 4. SW ASIA REGION 1 generation monsoon breeding locust numbers increase slightly decline after October CALM
  5. 5. SUMMER BREEDING PAKISTAN (JULY-OCTOBER) SPRING BREEDING (MAR-MAY) INDIA SUMMER ADULT MIGRATION (OCT-DEC) MONSOON RAINSCALM
  6. 6. WESTERN REGION ALARMING2 generations of breeding (June-October) dramatic increase in locust numbers threat to crops & food security swarm invasion of NW Africa (Oct-Nov)
  7. 7. EGG-LAYING HOPPERS & BANDS ADULTS & SWARMS EGG-LAYING HOPPER BANDS SWARMSJUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT 2012
  8. 8. MOROCCO ALGERIA LIBYA INSECURE MAURITANIA MALI SUDAN CHAD NIGER CROPS CROPS CROPSJUNE 2012 THREAT
  9. 9. MOROCCO ALGERIA LIBYA MAURITANIA MALI SUDAN CHAD NIGEROCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2012 DANGER
  10. 10. ACT NOW ! mobilize survey & control teams (Niger, Mali) start summer surveys (Chad, Mauritania) initiate public awareness campaigns pesticide deploymentplan for 2 generations of control ops (June-Oct)plan for swarm invasion of NW Africa (Oct-Nov) UN emergency funds & external assistance

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