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The Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) is a regional pest and vector management organization established by an International Convention signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1962. Member Countries of the Organization include Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
Initially, the Organization was mandated to promote control operations and forecast techniques against upsurges and plagues of the 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.
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 include 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 over 350 million. Its Headquarters are located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with country Control Reserve Bases in each of the Member Countries.
24th -28th October 2022
The Desert Locust Control Organisation for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) marks diamond (60th) anniversary (THE DLCO-EA, 1962-2022!)