Date /Time: Wednesday, 20th July, 2022, 2pm
Venue: SPS Board Room, Faculty of Science and Technology
Prof. M. Hutchinson, Associate Vice Chancellor (R.I.E) on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama officially opened the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) and Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) visit to the Faculty of Science and Technology UON.. Present also was the Director, Locust Control Department Ministry of Agriculture, Sudan and FAD Kenya, National Locust Expert.
The 2019 desert locust upsurge occurred after along lull in the region and caused unprecedented destruction to crops and pasture in the Horn of Africa. The region is currently calm after two years of control operations coordinated by government under the tutelage of experienced FAD teams. Though swarms were successfully decimated, there is urgent need to strengthen partnership among regional institutions. University of Nairobi is one of the institutions in the region.The mission is to discuss and identify areas of convergence in relation to desert locust management.
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