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2009

Emergency procurement of pesticides for the pest management of Colorado potato beetle in northern Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Titre : Emergency procurement of pesticides for the pest management of Colorado potato beetle in northern Afghanistan

Pays /Région : Afghanistan

Localisation  : Badakhshan, Baghlan, Bamyan, Kunduz, Takhar and Samangan provinces

Code du projet : OSRO/AFG/902/NOR

Durée : 01/03/2009 - 31/05/2010

Présentation
Objectif (s) : To improve food security in the areas of Afghanistan where potatoes are a major crop through the eradication of Colorado potato beetle (CPB), an alien invasive pest. The immediate objective of this project was to urgently procure 10 000 litres of pesticide and 300 knapsack sprayers in order to treat an estimated 10 000 infested hectares.

Activités : Carried out CPB control operations for 14 835 farmers using hand, machine and chemical methods on 6 430.35 hectares of potato crop. • Conducted two workshops (Farmer Awareness Programme) covering the importance, biology and management of the CPB pest for 14 339 farmers. • Conducted four workshops for 42 PPQD staff covering safe and efficient pesticide use, calibration and use of chemical sprayer, campaign organization and implementation, biology and control of CPB, GPS and record keeping.

Mots clés : AFGHANISTAN, ASIA, NORWAY, PEST INFESTATIONS,

Bénéficiaires : 14 835 farmers and 42 government staff.

Partenaires : The Plant Protection and Quarantine Department (PPQD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.

Financement : Norvège
Contribution : USD 698 617

FAO

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