Guatemala: Local sugar mills control small locust swarm

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Local sugar mills have brought under control the spread of the small locust swarm affecting sugarcane crops in Guatemala’s San Bernardino Suchitepequez area.

According to authorities at the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (Oirsa) and the Central American Federation of Agricultural and Livestock Chambers (Fecagro), recent locust outbreaks identified in Central American countries including Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize and Mexico also remain under control.

The desert locust is a species of locust, a swarming short-horned grasshopper. They are known to devour everything in their path, posing an unprecedented threat to the food supply and livelihoods of millions of people.

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