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2016

Effective Emergency Desert Locust Control in Locust-prone Countries in the Horn of Africa

Corne de l’Afrique

Titre : Effective emergency desert locust control in locust-prone countries in the Horn of Africa

Pays /Région : Corne de l’Afrique

Localisation  : Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan

Code du projet : OSRO/SFE/601/USA

Durée : 27/09/2016-31/08/2018

Présentation
Objectif (s) : To strengthen national and regional capacities for better management of emergency locust control and preventive interventions in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.
Activités : * Facilitated bilateral agreements on cross-border desert locust surveillance and management between Djibouti and Somaliland and between Ethiopia and Somaliland, to prepare joint strategies on desert locust management. * Carried out aerial and ground field surveys with enhanced early detection and response capacities to prevent additional desert locust outbreaks. * Delivered training of trainers to 157 national desert locust control staff. * Trained 249 community locust scouts on desert locust monitoring, prevention and control at different levels. * Sensitized 1 625 people on the pest across the five countries. * Acquired and deployed survey equipment, including four motor vehicles and 50 GPSMAP 64 systems with accessories. * Upgraded communication networks in DLCO-EA base stations. * Supported the locust unit in Somaliland through capacity building, training, improved mobility and provision of IT and field equipment.

Mots clés : DJIBOUTI, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, EASTERN AFRICA, HORN OF AFRICA, DESERT LOCUST, RESOURCE PARTNERS, UNITED STATES

Bénéficiaires : 2 038 people

Partenaires : Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) and the Ministries of Agriculture of its member countries (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan).

Financement : United States of America

Contribution : USD 1 050 000

Présentation : FAO

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