Welcome to ELRP

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Emergency Locust Response Program (ELRP) is a Government of Kenya project funded by the World Bank focusing on preventing the spread of desert locust; responding to the threat to livelihoods posed by outbreaks; and strengthening Kenya’s system for preparedness. The project is in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives implemented under the State Department of Crops Development and Agricultural Research, between 2020 and 2023. Read more..


Program Development Objective (PDO) is to prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the Desert Locust outbreak and to strengthen Kenya’s systems for preparedness

Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs)

The World Bank is committed towards sustainable development, which guarantees environmental protection and protection of people where development is carried out. The social integrity of the funded projects is a key pillar during the World Bank financing. The bank has developed the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). Readmore…

Component 1


Surveillance and Control Measures;

The objective of this component is to limit the increase and spread of existing climate-change-induced DL populations. Read more..

Component 2

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Livelihoods Protection and Rehabilitation;

The objective of this component is to safeguard and protect the poor and vulnerable households from human capital and asset losses resulting from the effects of locust invasion. Read more..

Component 3

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Coordination and Early Warning Preparedness;

The objective of this component is to strengthen Kenyan systems for early warning, surveillance and control operations of the desert locust at County, National and regional levels. Read more

Component 4


Project Management

This component will support coordination and management of project functions including: financing, procurement, training, monitoring and evaluation. Read more..

News updates

Desert locust invasion in Sagante/Jaldessa Ward 17th January 2021 Marsabit County

Effect of desert locus on crops

Desert Locust Surveillance Team

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