Desert Locust Bulletin 429 (June 2014) [EN/AR/FR]

from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on 03 Jul 2014

General Situation during June 2014 Forecast until mid-August 2014

The Desert Locust situation remained calm during June except in parts of the Central Region. Although control operations continued against infestations in the spring breeding areas of Saudi Arabia, a few small swarms may form and move to Yemen and Sudan in July where breeding will occur in areas that receive summer rains. Locust infestations declined in the Horn of Africa and a few swarms moved to northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. In Iran, control operations were carried out against hopper and adult groups that formed in the spring breeding areas. During the forecast period, small-scale breeding will commence with the onset of the seasonal rains in the summer breeding areas of the northern Sahel in West Africa and along the Indo-Pakistan border, causing locust numbers to increase slightly but remain below threatening levels.