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The Commission for Controlling
the Desert Locust in the Central Region
The Commission for Controlling
the Desert Locust in the Central Region

Desert Locust situation update

CRC 29th Session
The 29th Session and the 33rd Executive Committee Meeting of the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central. Region, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 23-27 November 2014. ...
The 50th Anniversary of the Commission
The Agreement for the establishment of the Commission was approved by the Council at its 44th Session (1965) under the authority of the Conference (Eleventh Session, 1961) and on the recommendation of a Special Conference held in Beirut (1965). The Agreement came into force on 21 February 1967. The 20th Session of the Commission, held in Cairo from ...
Increase the Resilience of Livelihood to Disasters
As per the Establishment Article, the function of the Commission in the Central Region is to plan and promote research and training at national, regional and international levels, also actions relating to survey and control of the Desert Locust to ensure preventive control strategy against Desert Locust infestations that might damage agricultural c ...
Early Detection and Early Warning
The Desert Locust Information Offices in the front-line-countries; Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen receive and analyze Desert Locust and ecology information and hence disseminate it to the concerned staff to undertake their survey/control operations and other actions. Geographic Information System (RAMSES) and eLocustv ...
Early Reaction
All frontline countries have taken essential steps in the preparedness for the winter / spring breeding seasons to various degrees and depending on the available resources of each country. Also survey and control work plans were activated and teams took their positions in the winter breeding areas and are conducting survey consistently, reports on ...
Capacity Building and Training
Strengthen the control capacity of the member countries and build up self-reliant and sustainable national training structures. The Commission continue to support short, medium and long term trainings courses at the national and regional level either organized or supported or conducted by the Commission or the member countries ...
Applied Research
The Commission is supporting research and encourages member countries to devolve research in the field of Desert Locust, particularly, in biological control to develop less toxic methods and minimize negative impact resulting from the use of conventional chemical pesticides. The Commission is supporting postgraduate study, MSc. fellowship at Nottin ...
Contingency Planning
Prevention preparedness for a possible but unlikely emergency situation and rapidly react in possible outbreak and upsurge situations in the most appropriate and rational manner. The other objectives of Contingency Planning are: - enhance early preparedness between front line member countries, - Preparedness arrangements, considered potential emerg ...
Pesticides Stock Management System (PSMS)
In order to assist the CRC countries in managing, recording and monitoring pesticide stocks more efficiently, help reducing the creation of obsolete pesticides and enable countries to plan strategies for responding more effectively to Desert Locust outbreaks. Furthermore, the need for the implementation of an efficient Pesticides Stock Management S ...
Enhanced Interaction between the Stakeholders
In this context the Commission is strengthening the cooperation and coordination between member countries, promoting joint activities at national, regional and international levels in order to carry out Desert Locust survey and control operations whenever and wherever it is necessary. Joint surveys of Desert Locust breeding habitat between countrie ...
Health Concerns
Regarding Environmental and Health Standards of Desert Locust control operations in the Central Region, the secretariat of CRC has organized the 3rd regional workshop in Hurghada-Egypt, during 25-29 September 2016. The attendees were 2 representatives from 6 member countries (Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan), in addition to one ...
Desert Locust situation in Yemen
Picture of the situation as ground operations remain problematic in all areas. adult groups and a few immature swarms from the interior appeared in the central highlands near Taiz and groups of adults also arrived on the southern coast near Mukalla . On the 26 th, a large immature swarm was reported in Taiz. On the 28 th, low numbers of mature sol ...
Upcoming Events
Recent Events
Events National Training Course for Survey and Control Operation in UAE
"09 Oct 2016"
In collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in the United Arab Emirates, the Commission for Controllin ...

Events PHASE II of EHS
"25 Sep 2016"
The Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) will organize the regional workshop on "PHASE ...

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What is a Desert Locust?
The Desert Locust is one of about a dozen species of short-horned grasshoppers (Acridoidea) that are known to change their behavior and form swarms of adults or bands of hoppers (wingless...
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Desert Locust News
Sudan, September 2016
"04 Oct 2016"
Scattered of solitary DL individuals were detected Details

Desert Locust Bulletin, No.456, September 2016
"04 Oct 2016"
Warning Level: CAUTION Details

DJIBOUTI, Septemper 2016
"29 Sep 2016"
Desert Locust Situation remained CALM Details

OMAN, September 2016
"27 Sep 2016"
No Locust detected during surveys carried out during September Details

Desert Locust Bulletin, No 455, August 2016
"02 Sep 2016"
Warning Level: CAUTION Details