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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 1995

Development and transfer of technology for Desert Locust monitoring, forecasting and control

Desert Locust

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Development and transfer of technology for Desert Locust monitoring, forecasting and control

Pays : Eritrea, Yemen

Projet de recherche pour le Développement

DFID Programme : Rural Livelihoods Advisory and Support Services Commission (ASSC)

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Lead Institutes : Environmental Science Department, Natural Resources Institute (ESD) ; Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
Managing Institutes : Natural Resources International Limited (NRIL)

Durée : Start Date : 01-04-1995 End Date : 30-03-2000

Objectif
1. To develop information acquisition, management and dissemination systems in the Eritrean and Yemeni Ministries of Agriculture.
2. To devise field guidelines for locust surveys and control.
3. Desert locust population development is closely dependent on weather and vegetation conditions and environmental and vegetation status, data collection is an integral part of the locust information.

Descriptif
In the aftermath of a number of Desert Locust plagues and upsurges in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, DFID and other agencies re-evaluated their approaches to locust management in order to move away from a focus on emergency assistance to one in which the emphasis is on preparedness and prevention. In 1994 FAO, which holds the international remit for coordinating Desert Locust forecasting and control, initiated the Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) (Desert Locust Component) with the main goal of minimising the risk of plagues through well directed surveys and timely interventions. At the same time, DFID redefined its own locust aid strategy which included the development and transfer of appropriate technology through existing institutional structures. for both initiatives the first geographical focus of activities was the important locust breeding areas around the Red and Arabian Seas and the DFID funded work is carried out in collaboration with other donor funded projects within the EMPRES framework

Présentation : UKAID

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