FAO: Field Schools for Palm Weevil Control in North Africa

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held in Aswan, Egypt, a regional Farmer Field School workshop on the Red Palm Weevil, in the presence of representatives and experts from 6 North African countries.

The workshop, which introduces the participation of Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, aims to protect food security in the region and train those concerned to enhance the participation of farmers in finding sustainable solutions capable of overcoming non-traditional problems facing their agriculture and the presence of alien pests in their environment.

The program aims to convey the successful experiences of eradicating the red palm weevil, as happened in Mauritania, where farmers published field schools that were the reason for obtaining these results.

The red palm weevil is the greatest danger in north Africa and causes huge losses due to the use of traditional means to control it, and therefore the FAO is finding innovative detection methods to control it.

Afaf Al Fahchouch

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