Central Asian countries to spend $ 7.3 million on locust control


Central Asian countries to spend $ 7.3 million on locust control

09/07/2020

The project worth $ 7.3 million is designed for five years

According to the information service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev and Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Uzbekistan Viorela Gutsu signed online new project agreements.

It was noted that a project to improve locust management was prepared by FAO in close cooperation with six countries (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and its financial partner, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The $ 7.3 million project is designed for five years. It is expected to improve the solution of national and regional problems in Central Asia through regional cooperation, as well as through the application of effective strategies and modern methods of pest management.

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Nuz.uz recalls that the first phase of the project to improve locust control was successfully implemented by FAO and JICA in 2015-2019 in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Taking into account the successes and results achieved, as well as the specific needs of the countries of the region, it was decided to expand the assistance provided.

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