The Locust Crisis: Protecting Food Supplies and Livelihoods for Millions

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The Locust Crisis: Protecting Food Supplies and Livelihoods for Millions

Locust swarms are ravaging crops and pastureland, destroying food and vegetation and jeopardizing food security across Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and parts of South Asia. Without action, the locust population could grow 400 times larger by June 2020 and spread to new areas, disrupting food supply, upending livelihoods and requiring substantial resources to address. The World Bank estimates that in Africa alone, more than 90 million hectares of cropland and pasture are at risk and damages and losses could amount to as much as US$9 billion in coming years. 

Join us as we discuss this important issue with two World Bank staff: Melissa Williams, Senior Rural Development Specialist & Afrah Alawi Al-Ahmadi, Senior Social Protection Specialist. Ask your questions now! 

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Karin

Does Worldbank have a compliance framework for fundings: How to empower a lot of people and not only an elite of technicians to solve problems sustainably?
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:02
Karin

Pesticide operations cant destroy desert locust eggs which can survive several years in the soil until temperature and moisture requirements are fulfilled. So why is defense strategy focused on spraying and not on searching breeding sites and digging eggs?
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:02
Karin

Have your fundings in locust defense measurements been succesful in the past? Why?
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:02
Karin

How does Worldbank control the success of its investments in locust measurements?
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:02
Karin

What kind of measurements against locustinvasion has worldbank already financed? And what will be the future strategy?
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:02

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