CERF-funded Project

Southern Africa

Emergency Response to African Migratory Locust and Red Locust outbreaks in Southern Africa (20-RR-FAO-033)

Project overview

The main objective of this FAO project is contain infestations of African Migratory Locusts and Red Locusts in five countries (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) to safeguard the food and nutrition security and livelihoods of vulnerable people in affected areas. With this CERF grant, FAO provides 400 kg of bio-pesticide and 4,700 kg of pesticide to treat 150,000ha against locusts, 500 units of personal protective clothing (PPE), 225 sprayers for manual, vehicle and air control along with training to control agents and messages to affected people. The project benefits 2.3 million people.