About the Global Locust Initiative

The Global Locust Initiative aims to develop sustainable pathways to address devastating locust outbreaks involving all relevant stakeholders.

We grew from out of many conversations between researchers, government and non-government agencies and farmers’ groups around the world.

Diversity, equity and inclusion statement

The GLI follows Arizona State University’s engagement on inclusion and is a safe space for people from any race, ethnicity, sex, gender, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability level, religion, veteran status, nationality and intellectual perspective.

Design aspirations

As an Arizona State University-based initiative, the Global Locust Initiative follows the eight ASU design aspirations. Within each of the design aspirations, we:

Leverage our place

Benefit from ASU’s facilities, faculty and students, and the university’s environment focused on innovation, agility and entrepreneurship.

Enable individual and team success

Train students, researchers, extension agents and others to ensure a diverse network is available to respond to locust outbreaks.

Transform society

Envision a world where locust outbreaks are rare and of low severity and where communities are resilient to their impacts.

Fuse intellectual disciplines

Redefine the landscape of locust research and management by creating a global network of stakeholders that fuse disciplines.

Value entrepreneurship

Provide support and infrastructure to develop leaders in the global food security space.

Be socially embedded

Connect locust researchers with local partners in the decision-making sphere through rapid responses to locust outbreaks.

Conduct use-inspired research

Partner with local institutions and communities to define place-specific solutions.

Engage globally

Promote transparent and inclusive engagement through our global network.

Join us and contribute to sustainable, transboundary pest management.