|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|
|DAC Sector Code||13010|
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.
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.
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.
Special Relief Funds
FAO - FOOD AND AGRICULATURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
|Last Update||12 May 2021|
|Name||MAROUKI Rafaa Ben Mohamed|