Multinational - Octroi d'un don en faveur de l’Algérie, du Mali, de la Mauritanie, du Maroc, du Niger, du Sénégal, du Tchad et de la Tunisie, à titre d’aide d’urgence pour la lutte contre le criquet pèlerin


Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Aug 2004
Signature Date 14 Sep 2004
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Mar 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 13010
Commitment U.A 1,303,712.97
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present emergency aid operation, amounting to two million US dollars, responds to the extremely serious locust situation in the countries of North West Africa (Algeria, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad and Tunisia). Since March 2004, new hopper bands and swarms have formed in northern Mauritania where limited resources have hampered control operations. Despite efforts in all the countries concerned, international assistance is urgently needed to prevent a further deterioration of the situation. These Bank grant resources will be used to purchase pesticides and lease aircraft for aerial treatments.

Project Objectives

The objective of the assistance is to assist the governments of the countries concerned in their struggle to: (i) protect agro-pastoral and forest heritage; (ii) preserve the environment from the destructive effects of the locust plague; and (iii) ensure the food security of the respective populations.

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the intervention are the populations and farmers of the targeted countries, in particular Algeria, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad and Tunisia.

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds
Implementing
FAO - FOOD AND AGRICULATURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-IC0-001
Last Update 20 Mar 2020

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Contact Details

Name MAROUKI Rafaa Ben Mohamed
Email r.marouki@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational