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Annual report highlighting progress in controlling the desert locust in the central region, 2022








FAO. 2024. Annual report highlighting progress in controlling the desert locust in the central region, 2022.Rome, FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region.


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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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    The desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (DL) is one of the most devastating pests in agriculture. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the central region area (of the Red Sea and Horn of Africa) is considered the source of many DL outbreaks. The Horn of Africa and Arab peninsula recently faced the worst DL crisis in over 25 years, and the most serious in 70 years for Kenya. The occurrence of outbreaks and upsurges represents a serious threat to the food security and livelihoods of the region. It is imperative to recognize the gravity of such situations and take necessary measures to mitigate their impact. Failure to do so could have severe consequences, including hunger, malnutrition, and economic instability. Thus, it is crucial to prioritize the prevention and control of these outbreaks to safeguard the well-being of individuals and the prosperity of the region.Established in 1967, the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) plays a key role in enhancing Member Countries’ early preparedness and response capabilities with regard to DL and to address any gaps between calm situations and emergency situations, so that emergencies can be resolved efficiently and effectively.
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    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. The flyer will focus on the role of the Commission to support member states to manage and control Desert Locust.

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