Our History

Our History

So, how did it all begin? After a succession of locust plagues, international concern about the Desert Locust Schistocerca gregaria rose in the 1910s leading to the First International AntiLocust Conference .. Read More >>
Our Mission

Our Mission

Promote control operations and forecast techniques against upsurges and plagues of Desert Locust in the Eastern Africa region and better management of infestations of other migratory pests ...
Our Achievement

Our Achievement

Since its inception, the Organization has made significant breakthroughs in its scientific approach to migrant pest and vector management..

Member Countries

The Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) is an organization established by an International Convention signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1962. Member countries, which are represented by the Ministries of Agriculture/Livestock, are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, covering a land surface area of about 6,157,725 sq.kms, with an estimated population of 180 million.

Initially, the Organization was mandated to promote control operations and forecast techniques against upsurges and plagues of Desert Locust in the Eastern Africa region. Later the mandate was extended to include better management of infestations of other migratory pests, particularly the African Armyworm, the grain-eating Quelea bird and the Tsetse fly that transmits the deadly human sleeping sickness (Trypanosomiasis) or nagana to livestock.

Prior to the establishment of DLCO-EA, there existed the Desert Locust Survey (DLS) and Control, which was a Department of East African Common Services Organization.

Kenya

Kenya

Kenya ,officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi...
Sudan

Sudan

The Republic of the Sudan  , located in north-eastern Africa, lies almost entirely within the tropics between ...

Eritrea

Eritrea

Eritrea covers an area of 117,760 km2 and has a coastline of over 1,000 km. It is situated in the Horn of Africa ...
Somalia

Somalia

Federal Republic of Somalia is a sovereign state with its territory located in the Horn of Africa

Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia covers a total area of 1,104,300 km2 between ...
South Sudan

South Sudan

South Sudan ,officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa...

Uganda

Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains ...

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Desert Locust

The Desert Locust

The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria Forskål) is a species of short–horned grasshopper that belongs to the family Acrididae, order Orthoptera. Read More >>

African ArmyWorm

The African armyworm

The African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is the larva or caterpillar of a night- ying moth which causes... Read More >>

The Quelea Bird

The Quelea Bird

The most notorious bird pest of small-grain cereal crops in the DLCO-EA region and the species that is of the greatest concern... Read More >>

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From its inception in 1962 till the beginning of the new Millennium, DLCO-EA has received technical, financial and other forms of support from a wide variety of friends and partners in development, among them

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