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Red Sea locust threat grows

The desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) threat is "developing and potentially dangerous" in the Red Sea area, says the UN FAO. The FAO warns that there have been several new developments in three key areas, the UN news service reports. The Organisation warned against an outbreak threat earlier this year (Agrow No 515, p 21). Swarms are concentrated along the Sudanese-Eritrean border and are expected to multiply. "These swarms could move in any direction," the FAO warns.

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