Locust Watch
Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia

Technical Workshop on Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA), Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 18-22 October 2010

The Agenda of the Technical Workshop was as follows:


1. Opening address 

2. Election of Chairman, Vice-Chairman & Drafting Committee 

3. Adoption of the agenda

Session 1: National locust situations in 2010

4. Framework for countries’ presentation

Session 2: FAO regional locust project TCP/INT/3202 (D) and related activities

5. Status of the FAO regional project TCP/INT/3202 (D) 

6. Gathering and sharing information: 
   • In-country use of standard survey and control forms 
   • Monthly national locust bulletins 
   • Monthly regional locust bulletins 
   • Website “Locust Watch in Caucasus and Central Asia” 
   • Russian Bibliography on Orthopteroid Insects 

7. Technical assistance provided to Georgia in April 2010 

8. Technical assistance provided to Uzbekistan in August 2010

Session 3: Efficient and environmentally less hazardous strategies, technologies and products for locust control: From theory to practice

9. Overview of control strategies and techniques currently used for locust control 

10. Locust spraying: ULV vs. EC 

11. Outputs of emergency assistance provided to Georgia: focus on ULV spraying 

12. FAO approach to evaluation of insecticides for locust control: Presentation of the latest Pesticide Referee Group Report (2004) 

13. Accomplishments in locust bio-control 

14. Results of recent trials carried out in Georgia and in Uzbekistan with biopesticides 

15. Safety and Environmental precautions: How to reduce risks to human health and the environment

Session 4: Future activities

16. Locust forecast for 2011 and preparation of the next campaign (presentation by countries) 

17. Five-year Programme to improve national and regional cooperation in Caucasus and Central Asia 

18. Pursuing Regional Technical Cooperation in 2011 

19. Any other business


20. Adoption and signature of the report 

21. Closure address


Note. There are no working papers for Items 1-2, 12, 14 and 19-21 of the Provisional Agenda.