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Somalia rejoins regional anti-locust organisation

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Somalia has rejoined the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) following the signing of agreements between the Ministry of Agriculture and DLCO-EA Monday.

Agriculture Minister Said Hussein Eid signed the agreement with DLCO-EA director general Stephen Njoka.

The event, which took place at the office of the Prime Minister of Somalia, was attended by members of the Agriculture Committee of the House of Representatives, representatives of the FAO World Food Program and Somali Farmers’ cooperatives.

Dr. Njoka, welcomed the return of Somalia to the organization and pointed out that they would soon be deployed in Somalia to assist the locals facing challenges.

The organisation was founded in 1962 bringing together nine countries from the eastern Africa region to join efforts in dealing with locust attacks.

The agreement comes amid increased locust attacks in Somaliland and Puntland clearing large tracks of farmlands.

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