Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA)

Organisation de lutte contre le criquet pèlerin dans l'Est africain (OLCP-EA)

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History

20 Aug 1962, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), on signature of Convention by representatives of the Governments of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanganyika (Tanzania UR) and Uganda, acting with the authority and consent of the Government of the United Kingdom. France became party signing the Convention on 9 Oct 1962, Ethiopia; Sudan became a full member in 1968, Eritrea in July 1993 and South Sudan in 2012. Agreement with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) came into force June 1965. Convention amended June 1973, renewed every 5 years.

Aims

Promote control operations and forecast techniques against upsurges and plagues of the Desert Locust and other migratory pests such as the larvae of the African Armyworm moth, the Quelea Bird and the Tsetse fly.

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Activities

Migrant pest surveys, monitoring and forecasting; Migrant pest control; Training/Manpower Development; Scientific/Applied Research. Air Unit (Nairobi) has a fleet of 8 operational aircraft.

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 9 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Arid Zones
  • Invertebrates
    • Locusts
  • Societal Problems
    • Pests
    • Epidemics
  • Cybernetics
    • Control

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

D0467

Last News Received

2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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