FAO supports Tajik farmers in locust control


FAO supports Tajik farmers in locust control

02/05/2020

In Tajikistan, it was necessary to strengthen surveillance, early detection and response systems to prevent potential risks and avoid negative consequences.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, the English Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO – an international organization under the auspices of the UN) donated sets of equipment and furniture, including field equipment, desktop computers and laptops, tablets, to the Tajik locust expedition. a projector, printers, video and cameras, the Tajik Telegraph Agency (TajikTA) reports.

“The supply of equipment and furniture was made possible thanks to a project to improve locust control in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, which was funded by the Government of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency,” the FAO office in Tajikistan said.

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The immediate objective of the project was to strengthen national capacities with the common goal of supporting farmers by protecting crops and pastures.

Accordingly, significant technical support and equipment was provided to the Locust Expedition government agency to increase their capacity and effectiveness to quickly detect and control locust threats and to control locust attacks before they spread or impact the livelihoods of vulnerable farmers; food and nutritional security.

In this regard, it was necessary to strengthen the surveillance, early detection and response system in order to prevent potential risks and avoid negative consequences.

The project made a significant contribution to the ability of Tajik locust control specialists as well as farmers to cope with locust threats, thereby ensuring their livelihoods and food security in rural areas of the country.

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