ASU's Global Locust Initiative

Global Locust Initiative

The Global Locust Initiative is a new research and action program at Arizona State University designed as a unit to help researchers, international agencies, government organizations, agribusinesses, and farming communities address and mitigate the effects of locust plagues and outbreaks. The initiative advances laboratory science, field studies, data management, and modeling to integrate what is known—and identify what is not known—for creating interventions that reduce the frequency and impacts of locust plagues.

This initiative and its partners work to fundamentally change the way the world addresses locust plagues - collaborating across borders to manage pests and improve livelihoods.