Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for February with a Forecast till Mid-April, 2014
The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active in February in the central outbreak region on the Red Sea coasts and the Horn of Africa. Aerial and/or ground control treated hoppers and swarms on some 50,000 ha in Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and northern Somalia. Other countries in the region remained calm during this month (DLCO-EA2 , DLMCC/Yemen, FAO-DLIS,
No major activities were reported in the western and eastern outbreak regions during this period and only a few scattered solitary adults were present in a few places in Mauritania and Niger (CNLA/Mauritania, CNLA/Tunisia, CNLAA/Morocco, DPPQS/India, NCLC/Libya, FAO-DLIS,).