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Yemen, FAO agree to rehabilitate Desert Locust Control Centre

August 29, 2014

SANA'A, Aug. 28 (Saba) - Yemen and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday signed a financing agreement of $250,000 to rehabilitate the National Centre for Monitoring and Controlling Desert Locust.

The agreement funded the USAID was co-signed by Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Fareed Mujawar and FAO representative in YemenSalah al-Hajj Hassan.

The agreement aims to activate the National Centre in order to fulfill its obligations towards the international and regional conventions for controlling desert locusts.

It includes rehabilitating and outfitting the National Centre's head office with the required equipment and vehicles as well as building the Centre's capacities to be efficiently able to monitor and combat desert locusts.

It is worth to mention that the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), FAO and Saudi Arabia have provided another aid to Yemen in the field of controlling desert locusts.



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Source: Yemen News Agency

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