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Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa celebrating 50 years of service to Member Countries

                                                   1962 – 2012


This is a DLCO-EA book produced to mark the Organization 50 Years Anniversary. Its chapters include; A story of this African Organization funded by African Governments which serve African farmers and all those who benefit from the crops they grow, forecasting and fight against locusts, Quelea Birds, Armyworm and Tsetse fly; Organizations development on the aerial application of pesticide; and future developments.

The book describes DLCO-EA’s role in addressing issues of food insecurity in Eastern Africa Region. It is a guide to plant protection experts, scientists, policy and decision makers and reaffirms the relevance of Regional and International cooperation in the management of transboundary pests.

The History of DLCO-EA can be accessed on the Organization’s website while copies of the book are available at the following Address;


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DLCO-EA'S 50th Anniversary

The 50th Anniversary of DLCO-EA was celebrated colorfully at the new African Union Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 22nd September, 2012, where, the Guest of Honour was H.E. Mr. Tefera Deribew, Minister of Agriculture, Ethiopia The celebrations included Panel discussion, other activities were Photo Exhibition, Launching the DLCO-EA Commemoration Book, Birth Day Cake Cutting Ceremony, and presentation of Certificate of Merit and presents to 3 Members of staff who have served the Organization for over 40 years.


The Council of Ministers, Executive Committee Members, Resident Ambassadors of DLCO-EA Member Countries. Development Partners, DLCO-EA staff and invited guests participated in the 50th Anniversary celebrations.

DLCO-EA Conducted Training on Pest Managment

training news picsThe Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) organized a Regional Training Course on Migrant Pests Management in Moshi, Tanzania from 5th – 8th December, 2011.

The participants were the National Coordinators for the control of African Armyworm, Quelea birds and Locusts from Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. DLCO-EA Base Managers from Arusha, Dire Dawa, Kampala and Khartoum as well as one Pilot from DLCO – EA attended the training course.

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DLCO-EA provide Training on RAMSES and eLocust2...

news technologyA training program on Reconnaissance And Management System of the Environment of Schistocerca (RAMSES), eLocust2 and eLocust2 mapper was organized for staff of the Eritrean Plant Protection Department and the DLCO-EA Caretaker in Hargeisa from 10 -11 December, 2011.

The eLocust2 equipment is used during surveys while the RAMSES database is used to store and dispatch Desert Locust information to organizations and countries dealing with the Desert Locust. Currently, all Desert Locust affected countries are using these systems in their Desert Locust management programs.

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What is NEW at DLCO-EA

Vacany announcment for the post of pilot

Vacancy announcment for the post of Internal auditor

Both Posts announced on Ethiopian Hearald Tuesday 5 June, 2018. Others please contact DLCO-EA Bases in respective member countries


  DLCO-EA released its 50th Year Anniversary e-Book

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