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Video June 30, 2020

Desert Locust Video Blog Series: Impact and Management

The Desert Locust crisis is threatening the food supply and livelihoods of tens of millions, and without control measures, the Bank estimates that the potential damage and losses to crops, livestock and related assets for the region could reach as high as US$8.5 billion by the end of the year. Join Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sustainable Development Africa Regional Director, World Bank and former FAO Senior Officer and Team Leader on Locusts and Transboundary Plant Pests and Diseases Annie Monard as they discuss the potential impacts of the locust outbreak and what to expect if left unchecked.