FAO project OSRO/GLO/003/SWI - Desert locust crisis appeal for rapid response and anticipatory action in the Greater Horn of Africa. Objectives: Desert Locust control operations in the Horn of Africa to combat the outbreaks and prevent the impact of wides
31 March 2020, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy airstrip, Isiolo county, Kenya - Spray airplanes on the airstrip, are fuelled and loaded with chemicals in preparation for aerial spraying to fight locusts swarms in the area. The current situation in East Africa remains extremely alarming as hopper bands and an increasing number of new swarms are forming in Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Somalia. This represents an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods because it coincides with the beginning of the long rains and the planting season.