DLCO-EA MISSION

  • To promote the most effective control of Desert Locust in the region.
  • To offer its services in the co-ordination and reinforcement of national action against the desert locust in the region.
  • To assist member governments in the control of Armyworm, Quelea birds and Tsetse flies when the locust situation is calm.
  • Concentrate on aerial surveys and control of the mandated migrant pests (in order to supplement the efforts of the Member States).
  • Continue with its research programs and activities which are mainly confined to migrant pest control, pesticide use and safety in the region.
  • Co-ordinate the information flow and forecasting of upsurges of the migrant pests.
  • Increase its role in staff development in the region.

Rational Behind The Regional Organization

The mandated insect and bird pests migrate across international borders; they breed and multiply rapidly; they move over long distances and attack crops, pasture and other vegetation; while the Tsetse flies transmit a deadly sleeping sickness disease to livestock and humans when they move into an area in increased numbers.
 
Regional co-operation facilitates regular exchange of information, early detection, and hence rapid deployment of operational personnel and equipment for timely intervention to reduce damage, etc.
Damage caused by plagues of the Desert Locust to crops, pasture and other vegetation in the past, e.g. Between 1928-1959, ran into millions of US$ per annum - a situation which was detrimental to the realization of food security in Eastern Africa and other affected Regions, and for which, a regional approach was best.
 
Regional forecasting and warnings benefit the countries, which at the time, may not be suffering from pest attack, but which are under potential threat of invasion from elsewhere.
 
Regional training builds capacities, encourages the exchange of ideas and experiences freely between member states, and contributes to more efficient pest and vector management, and to improved food security in the region.

The regular Ministerial Council Meetings at rotating venues in member countries, contribute towards a common understanding between member states, and stronger regional co-operation.

The Regional Organization facilitates the channeling of regional assistance to plant protection services of member states, and the procurement and utilization of regional funds from donors which are of immediate benefit to member states.

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