FAO provides Iran with additional pesticide sprayers,
supporting the country in fighting against Desert Locust
Benefitted from the
FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme, FAO hands-over the 4th shipment of
Desert Locust equipment including pesticide sprayers to Iran’s Plant Protection
Organization to further boost the country’s capacity to curb the spread of this
Tehran – As part of concerted actions coordinated by the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support the locust control
in the five countries of Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and the Islamic
Republic of Iran, FAO delivers the 4th shipment of pest control equipment to
Iran’s Plant Protection Organization.
According to a
press release published by the FAO Representation in Iran, this consignment
includes 28 units of vehicle-mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) sprayers, worth
around USD 81,000.
Funded by the
Government of the People’s Republic of China, this delivery is part of the
FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme Support to FAO’s Global Action on
the Control of the Desert Locust Project, which aims to curb the spread of the
desert locust in the focus countries by sharing modern technologies, applying
effective techniques and proved solutions to control the locusts.
Together with the
previous three shipments, so far FAO has provided 110 ULV sprayers and 10.4
metric tonnes of ULV Deltamethrin pesticides, amount over USD 305,000, to
support the national capacity.
FAO, also, is
implementing an emergency Technical Cooperation Programme project in the
country to assist the Plant Protection Organization to combat this migratory
pest by providing requisite technical knowledge and skills and equipment to
detect, track, monitor, report on and rapidly respond to the desert locust
infestations in the country.