Agriculture is a significant part of the economics of Central Asia; unfortunately, the crop is often damaged under locust invasion. FAO and six partner countries (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) drafted a project designed to help the farmers to protect the crop. Japan international cooperation agency (JICA) is the financial partner of this $7.3 million project.
The project being successfully realized in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in 2015-2019, FAO and JICA determined to spread out the support. Now the project is directed to resolve regional and national setbacks through the introduction of efficient up-to-date strategies and methods of the struggle against the pests.