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Technical Workshop on Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA), Tbilisi, Georgia, 24-28 October 2011

The Agenda of the Technical Workshop was as follows:


Opening


1.    Opening address
2.    Election of Chairman, Vice-Chairman & Drafting Committee
3.    Adoption of the agenda

Session 1: National locust campaigns in 2011 and forecasts for 2012


4.    National locust campaigns in 2011 (countries’ presentations)
5.    Locust forecast for 2012 and preparation of the next campaign (countries’ presentations)
6.    Information sharing and cooperation in 2011

Session 2: Implementation of the Five-year Programme to improve locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia

7.   Five-year Programme: Overview
8.   How to start implementing the Programme?
•    Further developing regional cooperation (Result 1)
•    Strengthening national capacities (Result 2)
•    Better anticipating and mitigating locust issues and disasters (Result 3)
•    Improving response mechanisms to locust outbreaks (Result 4)
•    Mitigating and better monitoring impact on human health and the environment (Result 5)

Session 3: Efficient and environmentally less hazardous strategies, technologies and products for locust control: progress made in CCA


9.    Progress made concerning spraying technologies and products (countries’ feedback)
10.    Progress made concerning safety and environmental precautions (countries’ feedback)
11.    Results of recent trials carried out in Uzbekistan with biopesticides
12.    Results of recent trials carried out in Georgia with biopesticides
13.    Implementation of efficient and environmentally less hazardous strategies, technologies and products during a locust emergency campaign: example of Madagascar, 2010/2011
14.    Implementation of efficient and environmentally less hazardous strategies, technologies and products against an acridid outbreak: example of the United States, 2010/2011

Closing


15.    Any other business
16.    Adoption and signature of the report
17.    Closure address

 

There are no working papers for Items 1-2, 11 and 12 of the Provisional Agenda.

Documents

Report Technical Workshop Tbilisi 2011

List of documents

Item 2-Provisional agenda

Item 3-Provisional timetable

Item 4-National locust situations in 2011

Item 5-Forecast for 2012

Item 6-Information sharing and cooperation in 2011

Item 7- Five-year Programme: overview

Item 8-How to start implementing the Five-year Programme?

Item 9- Progress made on spraying technologies and products by countries

Item 10-Progress made on safety & environmental precautions by countries

Item 14- Acridid outbreak - example of the USA 2010-2011