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Emergency Desert Locust Control Needs of Ethiopia

Emergency Desert Locust Control Needs of Ethiopia

Full title of the project:

Emergency Desert Locust Control Needs of Ethiopia

Target areas:

56 desert locust infested regions of Ethiopia

USD 800 000
Project code:

To improve the food security situation through coordinated control of desert locust invasions; reduction of egg-laying adults, prevention of hopper-bands and migration of the fledgling desert locust populations to crop fields, grazing land and forested areas.

Key partners:

Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA), Ministry of Agriculture and the Somali Bureau of Agriculture.

Beneficiaries reached:

999 government staff trained

Activities implemented:
  • Procured 3 000 personnel protective equipment kits, including aprons, masks, PVC and nitrile gloves, caps, overalls, boots and goggles which were used by desert locust control teams in field operations.
  • Procured and distributed 20 000 litres of aviation fuel for DLCO-EA, to conduct aerial operations in Dire Dawa, Komblocha and Samara areas.
  • Coordinated with government partners, aerial control and surveillance operations with two fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters.
  • Conducted ground and aerial operations in a total of five regions (Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and Somali).
  • Trained 999 staff from regional government departments, plant protection units, and development agents from the affected communities for two days on survey and control operations.
  • Contributed significantly to restoring the food security and livelihoods of beneficiary households by preventing further crop damage and desert locust infestations in Dire Dawa, Komblocha and Samara areas.
  • Intercepted and controlled 40 desert locust swarms with 80 percent of hopper bands controlled in 24 different breeding sites. • Successfully treated over 4 700 km2 of infested areas within the targeted 56 woredas(regions).
  • Strengthened the capacity of Ethiopian government to monitor and control desert locust infestations in affected regions through training.