Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia (SWAC)
Commission de lutte contre le criquet pèlerin en Asie du Sud-Ouest
Comisión para la Lucha contra la Langosta del Desierto en Asia Sudoccidental
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Established 15 Dec 1964, as Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Eastern Region of its Distribution Area in South West Asia -- Commission de lutte contre le criquet pèlerin dans la partie orientale de son aire de répartition en Asie du Sud-Ouest -- Comisión para la Lucha contra la Langosta del Desierto en la Región Oriental de su Area de Distribución del Asia Sudoccidental, within the framework of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), by Article XIV of FAO Constitution, upon the coming into force of Agreement for Establishment, as approved by the Conference at its 12th session, 1963, following recommendations of meetings of the concerned States and of FAO Desert Locust Control Committee. Agreement amended 1977. First session Dec 1964. Current name adopted in 2000. Also referred to as SWAC.
Carry out measures for early warning and preventive control of desert locust plagues and reduce crop damage in the region, by: maintaining permanent locust information, reporting and control services; holding reserves of insecticides and application equipment; encouraging and supporting training, surveys, planning and use of new technologies; participating in implementation of common locust control or prevention policies approved by the Commission; facilitating storage, export, import and freedom of movement of anti-locust equipment and insecticides.Available with paid subscription only.
Monitors vegetation development and locust situation; promotes national surveys and joint surveys in border areas, seasonal border meetings, the use of new technologies, and data management and analysis; coordinates increased survey efforts when there is threat of desert locust invasion; establishes training priorities and Master Trainers; maintains updated contingency plans; translates technical material into local languages.
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- Arid Zones
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- Agriculture, Fisheries
- FAO Bodies
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