Sudan + 6 more

Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for December with a Forecast till mid-April, 2011



The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation continued further developing in February in Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Mauritania where control operations targeted immature and mature adults and hoppers. Limited activities also occurred in southern Morocco, Algeria and Egypt. Close to 41,300 ha were treated in total in all these countries during this period. No locusts were reported in northern Mali, Niger or Chad where dry conditions prevailed and no reports were received from Yemen or Eritrea, where some activities are expected to have occurred during this period. Other countries in Sahel West Africa, North Africa, East and Horn of Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia remained calm during this period (CNLA/Mauritania, CNLAA/Morocco, DDLC/Libya, DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, DPPQS/India, FAODLIS, INPV/Algeria, PPD/Ethiopia and PPD/Sudan).