Flying Locust: Phytosanitary Emergency Declared

As a result of a resurgence of the flying locust plague that has been reported in recent weeks, Guatemala has decided to declare a State of Phytosanitary Emergency.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

There has been a new outbreak of the flying locust plague identified under the scientific name "Shistocerca piceifrons (Walker)" directly affecting the department of Peten, so a State of Emergency is issued, explains one of the recitals of the Ministerial Agreement 18-2021, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (Maga).

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The Agreement, which was published on February 8, 2021 states that the measure is general in scope and applies throughout the territory of Guatemala.

The document adds that the Specific Commission will be integrated with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food. The Commission shall define general operational guidelines to address the State of Phytosanitary Emergency, submit periodic reports and other related activities.

Agreement 18-2021 will be in force for six months, as of its publication in the Official Gazette.

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