31 October 2012, Fada, Chad - ANLA workers preparing equipment early in the morning before embarking on a search for locust populations in the desert. ANLA, with support from FAO, is conducting control operations against populations of desert locusts. FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to to prepare for the likely arrival of desert locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. FAO Project: OSRO/RAF/214 - Desert Locust Threat in the Sahel - 2012. Objectives: The general objective of this project is to contribute to preserve the agricultural production and the food security of concerned populations in Niger, Chad and beyond. The specific objective of this project is to contribute to control the current Desert Locust outbreak in the infested areas of Niger, Chad and in Mauritania.