Massive swarms of the insects have damaged or destroyed large areas of cropland and pastures.The FAO estimates that the food security and livelihoods of 60% of the population are threatened. Now a control campaign has finally been launched. The campaign will involve mapping the swarms and spraying.
The three-year campaign will cost $41.5 million and directly assist 13 million people including 9 million directly dependent on agriculture.
Would this be called Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). I really hope it would - it sounds way more useful than some of the community-based we-all-have-a-voice facipulated DRR interventions I've read about.