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Fighting the desert locust through emergency communication campaigns

Desert Locust Fighting

Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)

Titre : Fighting the desert locust through emergency communication campaigns

Région /Pays : Kenya

Date : Start : 01/07/2020 — End : 30/11/2020

Résumé
The desert locust remains a key threat to food security across Eastern Africa unless mitigation measures are put in place to track and combat them. As part of an emergency response to the risk posed by this pest, CABI and partners joined efforts to develop actionable farmer-friendly desert locust content to support awareness creation, monitoring and reporting efforts in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Présentation
As part of an integrated response effort for the desert locust, CABI was contracted by Mercy Corps AgriFin to develop desert locust content to support awareness creation, monitoring and reporting efforts in Kenya and Ethiopia. The content developed covered key topics of identification, monitoring and early warning, including common myths and misconceptions. All content and materials created was validated, actionable and farmer-friendly to ensure the campaigns were timely and effective.

The content contributed to the following specific objectives : * Create awareness on desert locust identification feeding and migratory behaviour among farmers and the general public * Promote safe chemical use practices to minimize public exposure to ongoing aerial and ground spraying by government agencies * Deliver factual information to debunk currently held myths and misconceptions held by farmers, the general public and affected communities

Partenaires : Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia ; Ishamba ; Mediae ; Pennsylvania State University Plant Village team ; Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

Donateur : Mercy Corps AgriFin

Présentation : CABI

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