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Technical Workshop on Locusts in CCA, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 11-15 November 2013
The Provision Agenda of the Technical Workshop is 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 2013 and forecasts for 2014

4. National locust campaigns in 2013 (countries' presentations)
5. Locust forecast for 2014 and preparation of the next campaign (countries' presentations)

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

6. Five-year Programme in 2013: overview on implementation and funding situation
7. Regional cooperation in 2013
   • Regular information sharing
   • Cross-border/ joint surveys
     - Armenia - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Russia (countries' presentations)
     - Afghanistan - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan (countries' presentations)
     - Russia - Kazakhstan (countries' presentations)

8. National capacities' development in 2013
   • Situation update on locust survey and control equipment
   • Training on locust monitoring:
     - Kazakhstan & Russia (countries' presentations)
   • Training on locust Ultra-Low Volume spraying:
     - Kyrgyzstan (country presentation)
     - Tajikistan (country presentation)
   • Training on mitigating and monitoring impact of locust control operations on human health and the environment:
     - Armenia - Azerbaijan - Georgia - Russia (countries' presentations)
     - Kazakhstan (country presentation)
     - Kyrgyzstan (country presentation)
     - Tajikistan (country presentation)
   • One-month internship on locust management:
     - In Morocco: Russia & Tajikistan (countries' presentations)
     - In Australia: Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan (countries presentations)

9. Developing monitoring and analyzing systems (remote sensing): results of the Locust Geographical Information System (GIS) Workshop and steps forward

10. Update on background documentation
11. Five-year Programme during Year 3 (2014): workplan

Session 3: Locust control and risk reduction for human health and the environment

12. Importance of human health and environmental aspects in locust control
13. Mitigating impact of locust control operations
14. Monitoring impact of locust operations
15. Progress made on safety and environmental precautions (countries' feedback)
16. Progress made on spraying technologies products and biopesticides (countries' feedback)
17. Future activities in CCA to promote risk reduction for human health and the environment
18. Practical demonstrations on human health and environmental aspects (subject to availability of biological material)

Closing

19. Any other business
20. Adoption of the report
21. Closure address


Documents

Report Technical Workshop, Tashkent, Nov. 2013

List of documents

Item 3a-Provisional Agenda

Item 3b-Provisional Timetable

Item 4-National locust situations in 2013

Item 5-Forecast for 2014

Item 6-Five-year Programme in 2013: overview on implementation and funding situation

Item 7a-Regional cooperation: Information sharing

Item 7b-Regional cooperation: Joint or Cross-Border Survey (CBS) Template

Item 8a-Situation update on locust survey and control equipment

Item 8b-Strengthening national capacities: Training Template

Item 8c-Strengthening national capacities: Training sessions

Item 8d-Strengthening national capacities: Internship Template

Item 12/13/14-Human health and environmental aspects of locust control

Item 15-Progress made on safety and environmental precautions

Item 16-Progress made on spraying technologies and equipment, pesticides and biopesticides

Item 17-Future activities in CCA to promote risk reduction for human health and the environment