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FAO Commission for Controlling Desert Locust Organizes a National Training in Qatar

Throughout history, the Desert Locust is considered to be the most serious agricultural pest that has been known to mankind. Desert Locust can damage agricultural crops and natural pastures, thus affecting the livelihoods and human welfare, causing economic and social crises.

The course will raise preparedness of the country to outbreaks or upsurges of Desert Locust

Throughout history, the Desert Locust is considered to be the most serious agricultural pest that has been known to mankind. Desert Locust can damage agricultural crops and natural pastures, thus affecting the livelihoods and human welfare, causing economic and social crises.

From India to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Mediterranean basin to the north of the equator, Desert Locust spreads into a wide area comprising 30 countries in swarms that could reach up to 60 countries where about 1/8 of the world population live.

As a part of its mandate and in light of the recent Desert Locust threat in some countries of the Region, the FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) is organizing a National Training Course on Survey and Control Operations of Desert Locust, which will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 07-11 April 2013.

The training is one of the most important themes that underpin the FAO/CRC preventive control strategy and CRC encourages its Member countries to follow the methods and techniques of this strategy.

The training will target specialized officers from Qatar, and will aim at raising their degree of preparedness to any outbreaks or upsurges of Desert Locust.

During the training the Desert Locust situation in the Central Region will be discussed especially in light of the recent Desert Locust threat in some countries of the Region. The training course will consider the modern methods and techniques used in Desert Locust control, which can be used against other types of locusts, e.g. African locusts, detected at high densities in some farms in the past years, in Qatar.

Throughout history, the Desert Locust is considered to be the most serious agricultural pest that has been known to mankind. Desert Locust can damage agricultural crops and natural pastures, thus affecting the livelihoods and human welfare, causing economic and social crises.

From India to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Mediterranean basin to the north of the equator, Desert Locust spreads into a wide area comprising 30 countries in swarms that could reach up to 60 countries where about 1/8 of the world population live.

As a part of its mandate and in light of the recent Desert Locust threat in some countries of the Region, the FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) is organizing a National Training Course on Survey and Control Operations of Desert Locust, which will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 07-11 April 2013.

The training is one of the most important themes that underpin the FAO/CRC preventive control strategy and CRC encourages its Member countries to follow the methods and techniques of this strategy.

The training will target specialized officers from Qatar, and will aim at raising their degree of preparedness to any outbreaks or upsurges of Desert Locust.

During the training the Desert Locust situation in the Central Region will be discussed especially in light of the recent Desert Locust threat in some countries of the Region.  The training course will consider the modern methods and techniques used in Desert Locust control, which can be used against other types of locusts, e.g. African locusts, detected at high densities in some farms in the past years, in Qatar.

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04/04/2013

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