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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1962-08-20 Addis Ababa Ethiopia


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 Jul 1993 and South Sudan in 2012. Agreement with B-XB0971 - FAO came into force Jun 1965. Convention amended Jun 1973, renewed every 5 years.


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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Ministerial Council (annual) of one delegate from each Contracting Government, appoints Executive Committee and Director, who is also Chief Executive Officer. Divisions (4): Administration; Finance; Operations/Air Unit; Scientific Research; Information and Forecasting Systems. Headquarters in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Country Liaison Offices or Control Reserve Bases in Member Countries (9).


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



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