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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 30th Session
The 30th Session and the 34th Executive Committee Meeting of the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region, was held in Muscat, Oman 20-24 February 2017. ...
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 ...
Drones for Desert Locust Monitoring
The FAO Desert Locust Commissions is supporting the availability of potential use of drones for Desert Locust (DL) monitoring, within the context of Desert Locust early warning and preventive control systems. The use of drones could be a potential means to improve locust monitoring, early warning, rapid control and reduce inspection and prevention ...
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 ...
Building National Capacities
Within the framework of developing national capacity, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has signed a contract for the construction of a new head office for the National Center for Controlling Locusts and Migratory Pests in Jeddah, with an area of 4 900 square meters, that expected to be completed with ...
Health Concerns
The environmental and health standards (EHS) defines the requirements that a Desert Locust control campaign should meet with the aim to minimize environmental and human health effects of insecticide use. ...
The Commission is providing and supporting the member countries with the necessary references and information regarding Desert Locust, and also with all research results and documentations (available on the Commission website www.desertlocust-crc.org). This resulted in numerous publications and references, in English and Arabic, produced by the Com ...
Upcoming Events
Simulation Exercise Simulation Exercise ....
26 Mar 2018
The Comiisssion for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) will organize .... Details

Recent Events
Events Testing of DL DRONES
"04 Mar 2018"
The CRC Secretary attended the workshop on " Testing the Drones in Desert Locust Survey and Control Operations" was held ...

Events CRC visits UAE
"27 Feb 2018"
The CR Commission's delegation will visit United Arab Emirates, to weet with the officials in order to discuss ways of strengt ...

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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 Bulletin, No 473, February 2018
"02 Mar 2018"
Warning Level: CALM Details

Desert Locust Bulletin, No 472, January 2018
"02 Feb 2018"
Warning Level: CALM Details

Desert Locust Bulletin, No 471, December 2017
"02 Jan 2018"
Warning Level: CALM Details

Desert Locust Bulletin, No 470, November 2017
"04 Dec 2017"
Warning Level: CALM Details

FINAL REPORT - 30th CRC Session
"27 Nov 2017"
The final report of the 30th Session of CRC Details