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Listen | The Worst of the Locust Invasion is Yet to Come, Says FAO Forecasting Officer

Keith Cressman speaks on the genesis of the problem, the damage that can be caused and the climate change connection.

In an interview to The Wire’s Kabir Agarwal, FAO’s chief locust forecasting officer says that the worst of the locust invasion is yet to come and that India had been warned in January.

India is currently witnessing its worst locust attack in almost five decades with swarms of locusts having arrived earlier than they usually and have reached farther.

In this podcast, we spoke to Keith Cressman who is the senior locust forecasting officer at the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, about a range of issues including the genesis of the problem, the damage that can be caused and the climate change connection.