FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) Fifty Years Fighting Desert Locust

FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) Fifty Years Fighting Desert Locust
Jul 2016

In July 1965, the 44th session of the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) approved the establishment of the Commission for controlling the Desert Locust in the central region (CRC) based on recommendations by the 11th FAO Conference session (1961) and a Special Conference held in Beirut (1965). The agreement came into force on 21 February 1967. The CRC covers Northeast Africa and the Near East and comprises 16 member countries: Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.