UNFAO provides USD one million to fight locust outbreak

  • Combate a praga de gafanhotos no Cunene
Menongue - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Fund (FAO) recently granted USD one million to combat the plague of locusts that has been affecting southern Angola for the last two months.

According to the FAO representative in Angola, Gherda Barreto Cajina, of this amount, USD 500,000 will be used to buy equipment and the same amount is being used for technical assistance.

The FAO representative in Angola noted the engagement and role of the Angolan government in fighting the plague of locusts, and said that the organisation was facilitating a regional dialogue platform to coordinate action to fight locusts in countries in the southern region of Africa.

She explained that Angola is playing a key role in coordinating these countries, having recently held a regional meeting, facilitated by the FAO, which was attended by neighbouring countries equally affected by the locust plague, namely Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Angola's proposal, according to the FAO representative, was to make a simultaneous intervention through a calendar where all countries could share information to control the plague.

According to the FAO representative in Angola, Gherda Barreto Cajina, of this amount, USD 500,000 will be used to buy equipment and the same amount is being used for technical assistance.

The FAO representative in Angola noted the engagement and role of the Angolan government in fighting the plague of locusts, and said that the organisation was facilitating a regional dialogue platform to coordinate action to fight locusts in countries in the southern region of Africa.

She explained that Angola is playing a key role in coordinating these countries, having recently held a regional meeting, facilitated by the FAO, which was attended by neighbouring countries equally affected by the locust plague, namely Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Angola's proposal, according to the FAO representative, was to make a simultaneous intervention through a calendar where all countries could share information to control the plague.