Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions.
Eating locusts is an old strategy used to get food after locusts devastated crops, but things have changed.
County governments and the health ministry should allow produce markets to operate in urban areas.
Changing weather modifies insect traits and can have an impact on their food, natural enemies and predators.
The best way of dealing with desert locust, as other locust species, is to adopt a preventive management strategy.
Countries should promote alternatives to pesticides and more carefully examine how to prevent insect invasions in the first place