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West Africa: World Bank provides $12.5m to fight locusts

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] DAKAR, 27 September (IRIN) - The World Bank has offered US$12.5 million of fast disbursing funds to help fight the locust...

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Locust invasion in West Africa will get worse

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania/New York, 21 September 2004 - The desert locust problem in northwest Africa is likely to become more severe in October, with fresh swarms predicted to invade the region in the...

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More swarms form in the Sahel

Despite control operations, the situation is deteriorating in West Africa where the first generation of summer swarms are forming in southern Mauritania and Niger. As large numbers of late instar...

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U.S. accuses UN of dragging feet over locusts

By Crispian Balmer ROME, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The United States accused the U.N. agriculture body on Friday of mismanaging the locust crisis afflicting vast swathes of West Africa. The U.S. ambassador...

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Africa: Current locust conditions forecast future devastation

Since last summer, an upsurge in locust breeding has occurred in the Sahelian region of Western Africa. Extremely heavy and continuous rainfall has created ideal ecological conditions for breeding,...

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Locusts ravage key Mauritanian farming region

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT, Sept 7 (Reuters) - An agricultural region in eastern Mauritania faces the loss of its entire crop to swarms of locusts unless action is taken immediately, a regional...

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FAO calls for help in war on African locusts

Sabina Castelfranco Rome New waves of locust swarms are forming in West Africa, where international experts say substantial breeding is in progress. As the situation in the region continues to...

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More West Africa locust swarms coming soon-reports

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Locusts in West Africa are devouring crops and breeding at such a rate they are expected to create a substantial number of new swarms across the...

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Mauritania prepares for repeat locust invasion

World Vision launched an emergency locust-eradication campaign this week to help farmers protect their fields from the crop-devouring bugs that experts predict will re-infest the country next month. ...

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Morocco sends aid to Mauritania to fight locusts

Nouakchott, Aug. 26 - Morocco sent Wednesday to Mauritania 50,000 litres of pesticide, 10 individual sprayers and three airplanes to help the west African country fight locust swarms that have been...

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Mauritanie: Rapport mensuel du mois de Juillet 2004

Alors que les moyens de lutte font toujours défaut, les criquets, jusque là cantonnés dans le nord et le sud-ouest, envahissent les zones de production du sud-est. Les activités agricoles démarrent...

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