Category: Desert Locust In Ethiopia

  • `Humanitarian Aid Need High, While Funding at Decade Low

    Ethiopia has an increasingly high need for humanitarian assistance, estimated at more than 1.4 billion dollars, due to the compounded issues of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, locust invasions, conflict and floods, according to a recent report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Released on October 6, 2020, the report […]

  • Locust Invasion in Ethiopia: Since June, Pests Threaten Farm Livelihoods in North, East

    Saturday was not a good day for Chekol Mestet, 50, a farmer and father of five in Girara Kebele of Amhara Regional State. Early in the morning, he found the hectare of land he ploughs three times a year was infested by Schistocercagregaria, a species of grasshopper better known as the desert locust. Chekol, who […]