LevelItem
Ref NoGEM/4/1/5/2/2
TitleDisasters
Datend [c.1967 - c.2002]
Extent12 black and white photographs
Creator NameGemini News Service; 1967-2002; news agency
DescriptionPhotograph selected from the Gemini Photograph Library related to General Disasters.
GP129 Ethiopia. The seven distinct phases of growth and development of locusts displayed with a ruler, ending at the large 'gregarious stage' that devour crops. 6970/A/29 written on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP130 Pakistan. Young locusts on the march in the sand. 'When this ban of hoppers matures it will join other bans to form a swarm. When this happens they are ready and capable of migrating thousands of miles and all the nations of the Locust Belt are in trouble'. 4865/9 written on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP131 Morocco. 'This is what it looked like when the desert locusts in their mulit-millions hit morocco at the start of the great plague of 1954-62. Experts believe that this particular ocust swarm migrated from the Horn of Africa all the way across the continent'. Locusts flying through streets. 1066/1 written on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP132 Tunisia. 'Locusts swarms like this one were a familiar and terrifying sight throughout the Magreb countries during the catastrophic plague of 1954-62'. A man standing in the middle of a giant plague of locusts. 1066/10 written on the back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP133 Sudan. A locust being measured by a worker in a laboratory of Khartoum in the Sudan. Such laboratory study is the basic and necessary detective work of anti-locust control campaigns. 6870/A/7 written on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP134 Ethiopia. 'Two Ethiopian anti-locust field workers perpare dead locusts for transport to the main laboratory in Asmara for study. Measurements of the insects wings and other body parts are taken regularly because they tell the experts much about a swarm's breeding density and place of origin'. United Nations truck in the background. 6870/G/5A written on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP135 Algeria. 'In Algeria's Wadi In Debirene and anti-locust field inspector is about to catch a mature desert locust for study'. He is using a giant net in the desert. 5869/E/17 written on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP136 Ethiopia. 'Piles of dead locusts in the Ethiopian highlands. This swarm was sprayed with Dieldrin by air for four weeks and wiped out entirely. But not before the locusts had left whole areas in a shamble'. 6870/A/4 written on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP137 Somalia. 'A nomad walks through a medium thick swarm of desert locusts along Somalia's northern coast'. In the desert. 6870/14 written on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP138 'Sparse rain, poor land, antiquated tools, such as seen here in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), keep most African farm families at the subsistence level, where a crop failure can mean hunger and even starvation. Three men dig in the dry dirt with trowel-like tools. B. on back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
GP139 'The village of KK Nallur, India is linked with Shincliffe, near Durham. During June and July the monsoon winds damage the thatched roofs. Every year extensive repairs must be carried out before the second monsoon in August and September'. Here two women and two men are repairing a house with logs and other building supplies. Black and white photo.
GP140 'Millions of hecatres of arable land are lost each year to "desertification" - including erosion, loss of topsoil from flooding, ad over-grazing by animals. These windbreaks in Tunisia battle the creeping desert'. Three people setting up the plant windbreakers using shovels and other tools, to try and hold off the sand. D. written on the back. Credit to Photo Library FAO, Rome, Italy. Black and white photo.
Access StatusOpen
FormatPhotograph
Places
CodeSet
NA262Ethiopia/Africa
NA187Italy/Europe
NA42Morocco/Africa
NA100Pakistan/Asia
NA211Tunisia/Africa
NA214Sudan/Africa
NA37Algeria/Africa
NA293Somalia/Africa
NA299Burkina Faso/Africa
NA20India/Asia
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