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Eritrea: Desert Locusts Inflicted No Significant Crop Damage

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

Effective and concerted desert locust invasion control measures are underway throughout the country and no significant damage has been inflicted on crops and vegetation so far, the public relations office of the Ministry of Agriculture reported. Continue reading Eritrea: Desert Locusts Inflicted No Significant Crop Damage

Government of Eritrea Reinforces Management of Desert Locust Control

“The unprecedented Desert Locust threat to food security and livelihoods continues in the Horn of Africa and is likely to spread to southwest Asia and perhaps West Africa.” – FAO

BY KESETE GHEBREHIWET | SHABAIT

Eritrea has taken intensive surveillance and control measures to deal with the desert locust threat in winter breeding areas and invasion from neighboring countries. Commendable activities have so far been made to deter risks that could pose a threat to crop and grazing land and other vegetation across the country. Continue reading Government of Eritrea Reinforces Management of Desert Locust Control

Eritrea Controls New Desert Locust Invasion

Done with pesticides? The Ministry has conducted preliminary trials on harvesting desert locust hoppers using vacuum suckers and turn it into animal feed.

Another wave of locust swarms that infested the Dahlak Islands earlier this week was put under control in collaboration with members of the Eritrean Naval Force.

BY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

Desert locust that crossed the border and swarmed in the Daklak Islands of Eritrea has been put under control by the Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with members of the Eritrean Naval Force and others before it inflicted damage on agricultural activities and grazing area. Continue reading Eritrea Controls New Desert Locust Invasion

Eritrea Contend Desert Locust Outbreak with Strong Measures

The Eritrean government is undertaking strong measures to contend the adverse impacts desert locust outbreak that wreaked havoc Horn of Africa countries.

BY XINHUA

The Eritrean government on Saturday said that it’s undertaking strong measures to contend the adverse impacts of the desert locust outbreak as the swarm wreaked havoc across the Horn of Africa, threatening food security. Continue reading Eritrea Contend Desert Locust Outbreak with Strong Measures

Eritrea in Key Control Operations Against Desert Locusts

The Ministry of Agriculture called on the public and all government institutions to conduct consistent follow-up and immediately report to concerned authorities in case of detecting locust invasion.

BY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

The Ministry of Agriculture called on the public and all government institutions to conduct consistent follow-up and immediately report to concerned authorities in case of detecting locust invasion.

Desert locusts, and Army worms have been the main causes of the regional and general problems of the people of the Eastern Africa and such incidents have been leading to frequent occurrences of hunger and mass deaths. Continue reading Eritrea in Key Control Operations Against Desert Locusts

Desert Locust Situation in Eritrea

According to FAO, the latest Desert Locust outbreak is the worst in 25 years

A serious and widespread Desert Locust outbreak is destroying crops and pasture across eastern Ethiopia and neighboring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya with a high risk of further spread.

BY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

The Migratory Pests Control Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture informed that Desert Locust control operation is still underway in the Northern Red Sea Region of the country.

According to the information from the unit, so far more than 17,000 hectares of land infested with desert locust is treated in Northern Red Sea Region starting from November 2019. Continue reading Desert Locust Situation in Eritrea

Eritrea: Locust Swarm Put Under Control

Sorry, nothing to feast here. Locust swarm that crossed the border from Ethiopia’s Tigray region was put under control.

BY SHABAIT

The Ministry of Agriculture branch in the Southern region reported that the locust swarm that was detected in the sub-zones of Tsorena, Adi-Keih, Segeneity, Senafe and Mai-Aini was put under control. Continue reading Eritrea: Locust Swarm Put Under Control