ASU’s Global Locust Initiative engages key actors in locust research and management to develop partnerships and solutions for transboundary pest management in agroecosystems around the world.
Locusts and grasshoppers (together, Acrididae) have a long history of coexisting with humans, but acridid outbreaks and their management continue to have devastating impacts on human livelihoods and the environment. Recognized by the UN as one of 10 interconnected disasters in 2020/2021 representative of larger global issues that continue to change lives across the world.
Hundreds of billions of locusts are causing major concerns for food security all over the world. For some countries in Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and South America recent outbreaks are the worst seen in decades. Learn more about the Desert Locust, the South American Locust, the African Migratory Locust, and the Yellow-spined Bamboo Locust here.
Pillars of the Global Locust Initiative
Facilitating Fundamental and Applied Research
Creating and Maintaining a Global Network
Developing On-the-Ground Solutions with Local Collaborators
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