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EMPRES Contingency Planning Seminar: Conclusions
ConclusionsProposed solutions
1.Effective locust outbreak and upsurge control is difficult to organise and implement.1a. improved detection methods (research)
1b. in-country exercises and practice (PPDs)
2. The capacity for providing accurate information and forecasts by FAO DLIS is inadequate given there is only one full-time officer.2. increase DLIS staff (FAO)
3. Reporting and data interpretation by locust affected countries is deficient.3a. on-the-job training of national Locust Information Officers (DLIS/EMPRES)
3b. designate national Locust Information Officers (PPDs)
4. Better planning for locust control campaigns is required at national and international levels.4a. draft national contingency plans (participants)
(1) develop a checklist for guidance (EMPRES)
(2) review draft contingency plans (EMPRES)
(3) hold a national workshop to agree upon the draft (PPDs/EMPRES)
(4) revive the national steering committees (PPDs)
4b. develop an international contingency plan (FAO)
5. Centralisation of decision-making is essential for effective locust control.5. centralised locust units are encouraged (FAO/ELOs)
6. Decision-making tools are needed to help in preparing contingency plans.6. modify and make available existing tools to PPDs (Symmons/van Huis)