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    FCC-EMPRES Information Sheets No. 1: FAO Advanced Tools and Technologies for Locust Monitoring and Early Warning 2016
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    MONITORING, providing EARLY WARNING, and acting promptly to control outbreaks of locust and other migratory pests are crucial to ensure that timely and appropriate action can be taken when an emergency arises. The Desert Locust Information Service (DLIS) at FAO Headquarters continuously monitors global weather, ecological conditions and the locust situation. Geo-referenced data in the field are collected and analysed on a daily basis. This analysis, carried out by the national control locust cen tres and by FAO DLIS, relies on a range of computer-based software tools which were developed by FAO and several partners for early warning purposes. The handheld device called eLocust is a striking example of these tools. These components constitute the oldest migratory pest monitoring and early warning system in the world.
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    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Future orientation and challenges
    The Commission for controlling the Desert Locust in the central region
    2019
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    Communication is essential in disseminating proper information about the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) and its activities. The Commission’s role is to strengthen the cooperation and coordination between member states. It supports the strategy of prevention to detect early signs of gregarious locust populations, and rapid intervention to eliminate dangerous locust infestations before they can cause damage to crops. In this regard, its focus is on human and institutional capacity building and preservation, and the introduction of up-to-date locust monitoring and control technologies. Based on that the Commission produces fact sheets designed to keep the member countries, and other interested parties informed of current activities, new developments and achievements.This factsheet will focus on the role of the Commission to support member states to manage and control Desert Locust.
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    Booklet
    Advancements in Desert Locust Management
    Central Region Annual Report 2023
    2024
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    The Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) has demonstrated a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and food security by addressing locust outbreaks and collaborating with sister commissions. This collaboration ensures essential services and technical support to member countries, promoting stability and addressing regional challenges.In 2023, the CRC implemented various initiatives, including training sessions, workshops, and meetings, to enhance the capacity of individuals in surveying, control operations, maintenance, environmental management, health and safety, and campaign management. These initiatives have significantly improved member countries' abilities to respond effectively to desert locust threats.The CRC organized numerous training sessions in 2023, focusing on early warning and surveying, pesticide safety and application, and environmental management. Over 250 professionals, including government officials, agronomists, extension workers, and researchers, attended these sessions.Additionally, the CRC conducted several workshops and meetings to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among member countries. These events provided platforms for participants to exchange best practices, discuss challenges, and explore new approaches to combating desert locusts.Overall, the CRC's efforts in 2023 led to a significant reduction in desert locust outbreaks in the Central Region. This report summarizes the activities conducted by the CRC, highlighting the efforts and achievements while providing updates on the desert locust situation in the region.

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