• Short Summary

    An emergency meeting of the Desert locust Control Organisation (DLCO) in Nairobi on the twenty-first and twenty-second of December, ended with a plea for international assistance to help fight a locust plague expected next year.

  • Description

    An emergency meeting of the Desert locust Control Organisation (DLCO) in Nairobi on the twenty-first and twenty-second of December, ended with a plea for international assistance to help fight a locust plague expected next year. Heavy rains on the Red Sea Coast have enormously increased the locust population and it's feared the locust could descend on Northern Kenya and parts of Ethiopia early next year, stripping vegetation from hundreds of square miles.

    SYNOPSIS: The Desert Locust Control Organisation, set up to control one of the most persistent threats to agriculture, is three and a half million dollars (U.S.) in debt. And delegates were told by the Tanzanian Agriculture Minister, Dr. John Malacela that the DLCO's normal budget and the emergency half million dollars (U.S.) granted at the conference would be about as much use as an aspirin to fight the locust epidemic. The conference was told approached for aid had already been made to the major donor countries and international agencies. Control operations in the locust breeding areas of the Ogaden have been hampered because of the Ogaden War between Ethiopia and Somalia. And the Kenyan Agriculture Minister, Mr. Nyaga explained what was being done to solve the Ogaden problem.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MB8OPW7I4BAT5TCRXZ7D4LX6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MB8OPW7I4BAT5TCRXZ7D4LX6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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