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Biopesticides

Operational use against locusts









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    How to use biopesticides 2023
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    This poster targets mainly technicians/ and locust experts from the Caucasus and Central Asia. It describes the different steps regarding biopesticides use against locusts, in addition to a brief explanation of what they are.
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    Project on “Reducing risks of locust disasters in Caucasus and Central Asia” 2022
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    Locust pests are a constant threat to agricultural production in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA). Every year, they put at risks crops and rangelands while threatening food security, the economy and livelihoods of the rural populations living in the affected areas. Three locust pests affect CCA countries: Italian (Calliptamus italicus), Moroccan (Dociostaurus maroccanus) and Asian Migratory (Locusta migratoria). The main challenge regarding locust management, is the switch from mostly crop protection, or reactive mode, to preventive and disaster risk reduction approaches. This means anticipating locust outbreaks and getting prepared for crises on the one hand as well as responding earlier and better in case they occur. Overall, Caucasus and Central Asian countries have treated annually from 1.9 to 6.9 million hectares over the past ten years, with an average of 4.2 million hectares.
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    Locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia - Food chain crisis- Emergency Prevention System (FCC-EMPRES) 2017
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    Locusts and grasshoppers are a serious threat to agriculture, including pastures and rangelands, in Caucasus and Central Asia, with an area of more than 25 million hectares concerned. During outbreaks, the three main locust pests, the Italian Locust, the Moroccan Locust and the Migratory Locust, attack all kinds of crops and plants and jeopardize food security and livelihoods: putting at least 20 million people at risk. The most affected populations are living in rural areas, where human health and the environment can suffer from negative impacts of locust control operations using conventional pesticides. To reduce the occurrence and intensity of locust outbreaks in Caucasus and Central Asia, FAO has been implementing since 2011 a regional “Programme to improve national and regional locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA)”.

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