MANAGEMENT OF PROBLEMATIC AQUATIC WEEDS IN AFRICA

FAO Efforts and Achievements During the Period 1991 - 2001

Prepared by
R. Labrada
and
L. Fornasari


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2002

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List of Acronyms

PREFACE

Chapter 1. MAIN AQUATIC WEED PROBLEMS IN AFRICA

1.1. Water Hyacinth
1.2. Water Lettuce
1.3. Water Fern

Chapter 2. THE APPROACH

Chapter 3. WEED PROBLEMS IN SPECIFIC AREAS, WORK CONDUCTED BY FAO AND ACHIEVEMENTS (IN PROGRESS)

3.1. International expert consultation
3.2. Field projects

3.2.1. East Africa

Control of Water Hyacinth in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda
Uganda

3.2.2. West Africa

Mali
Aquatic weed control in Niger basin
Ghana
Aquatic weed control in Volta Basin
Côte d'Ivoire
Control of Water Fern in Mauritania and Senegal

Chapter 4. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 5. PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE

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