40th DLCC: FAO SWAC

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Presentation made by Keith Cressman at the 40th session of the FAO Desert Locust Control Committee (DLCC) on the FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia, SWAC (20 June 2012)

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40th DLCC: FAO SWAC

  1. 1. SWACFAO Commission for Controlling theDesert Locust in South-West Asia
  2. 2. AFGHANISTAN I.R. IRAN PAKISTAN INDIA1964 1 out of 5 people live in SWAC
  3. 3. $ 2,750 Afghanistan$ 16,700 Pakistan$ 25,000 I.R. Iran $400,000+ arrears$ 27,000 India
  4. 4. Tehran 1965-1979 2 secretariesRome 1979 - present 7 secretaries
  5. 5. 279 27 sessions 1964 - 201154
  6. 6. OPS. plan & implement survey & control in the RegionRESOURCES. arrange availability of adequate resourcesPROMOTE. national, regional, international survey & controlASSISTANCE. determine nature & extent for national programEMERGENCIES. assist when national capacity is exceededPESTICIDES. maintain strategic locations of equipment & pesticideINFO. ensure all countries informed of latest situation & researchRESEARCH. assist and coordinateCOLLABORATE. locust survey, control & research within Region
  7. 7. OPS. plan & implement survey & control in the RegionRESOURCES. arrange availability of adequate resourcesPROMOTE. national, regional, international survey & controlASSISTANCE. determine nature & extent for national programEMERGENCIES. assist when national capacity is exceededPESTICIDES. maintain strategic locations of equipment & pesticideINFO. ensure all countries informed of latest situation & researchRESEARCH. assist and coordinateCOLLABORATE. locust survey, control & research within Region
  8. 8. REGIONAL TRAINING NATIONAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT MASTER TRAINERS (TOT) ELOCUST2
  9. 9. 20,000 km in 30 days I.R. IRAN PAKISTAN
  10. 10. www.fao.org/ag/locusts/SWAC
  11. 11. $400,000+ arrearslack of donor interest politics & security
  12. 12. The Future biopesticides 2 locust info officers master trainers IND/PAK border meetings DLCC participation contingency plans equipment inventory system environmental monitoring CRC

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