Desert locusts can cross a distance of up to 100 miles per day and threaten the lives of farmers who depend on local crops for food. Rabat – A probable invasion of locusts threatens North African countries in October, says Dr. Mohamed Al-Amine Hamouni, executive secretary of the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO). Hamouni declared that it is very possible that the locusts, which destroyed crops in East Africa, will invade the countries of West Africa in June and will reach the countries of North Africa in October. The expert advised of a rapid intervention on the first locust groups to reduce their number and limit their multiplication. This would alleviate their environmental and economic risks to North Africa and the Sahel region.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 30, 2020 16:07 UTC