Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for October with a Forecast till mid-December, 2011
The desert locust (SGR 1 ) situation remained relatively calm in October in Sahel West Africa, North Africa, the Red Sea coasts and the Indo-Pakistan borders. Some scattered adults were observed in Chad, Mali, Niger, Sudan and Pakistan and small-scale breeding occurred in western Mauritania and coastal areas in Pakistan. Ground operations controlled adult groups and/or solitary individuals on 1,200 ha in northern Mali and 60 ha in western Mauritania, respectively. No locusts were reported elsewhere during this period (CNLA/Mauritania, CNLAA/ Morocco, DLCO-EA, DPPQS/India, FAO-DLIS, INPV/Algeria, PPD/Ethiopia and PPD/Sudan).