David Hunter

President, Orthopterists' Society and Locust and Pest Management Specialist

David is an international locust expert who has worked on locusts in many parts of the world, and is currently President of the Orthopterists’ Society, whose many members work on locusts, grasshoppers and related insects throughout the world. He was a leading part of the team that implemented the use of Metarhizium, a naturally occurring fungus, as a biopesticide in Australia and helped introduce this biopesticide to a number of other countries. David is an ADB consultant on Integrated Pest Management, an integral part of the climate adaptive agricultural practices required to ensure food security.


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