Podcast: The boom and burst of desert locust in Northeast Africa


April 21, 2020.  

Podcast: The boom and burst of desert locust in Northeast Africa

"In the episode ZEF Director Prof. Borgemeister explains the boom and burst cycle of locusts’ invasions which implies a substantial challenge for managing locusts. While management practices such as research, expertise, surveillance systems receive widespread attention and funding during phases of boom, times of little invasions little efforts to manage locusts are maintained marginalizing both research and preparatory measures. Moreover, volatile political situations present great challenges in accessing the recession areas where the locust start the swarm formation."

The Interview was conducted by Tracy Kariuki

Listen to the Podcast Interview here