Establishment and strengthening of locust control section at county levels

Desert Locust Sections in the departments responsible for agriculture in the affected counties will be established. The County executive committee member (CEC) in charge of agriculture will identify suitable office space for county locust control section and storage space.

The CEC will identify and assign a DL county coordinator. The officer will be one with crop protection expertise and will be trained on desert locust management. The coordinator will supervise and guide desert locust operations at ward/community levels in the county. The officer will be supported by casual workers on need-basis to handle activities of the section. The section will further be equipped with the necessary equipment such as furniture, ICT, eLocust3g, office supplies, sprayers, appropriate insecticides, personal protective gear and suitable vehicles and supplies of lubricants and fuel.