Crop restoration in areas impacted by the locust upsurge

  1. Restoration of crop production, food security and livelihoods in areas affected by the locust upsurge will be achieved through the following interventions: –
  2. Provision of crop-based inputs that are specific to the needs of the beneficiaries to enable them re-establish crops that were adversely affected by locust invasion. The inputs will include suitable seeds, fertilizers and pesticides (both production and post-harvest).
  3. Support households to establish low capital enterprises to provide quick incomes, such as kitchen gardens to enhance the beneficiaries’ nutrition and incomes.
  4. Promotion of alternative livelihoods for income generation, food security and resilience – such as sorghum and millet production.
  5. Promote fruit and vegetable production, through small irrigation equipments/facilities.
  6. Capacity development on production and post-harvest management.
  7. Linkages to service providers – farmers will be linked to existing POs and other service providers for services such as produce aggregation, value addition and market access.
  8. Establish/improve storage capacity for farm produce.
  9. Promote alternate technologies, innovations and management practices to improve soil fertility and water retention.

Crops that enhance the pollinator insect populations will also be promoted.