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Hello, Ian Munene - A herpetology researcher at the National Museums of Kenya
hello everyone am Kevin mtai from Kenya am working organization called Food@COP26 and also am climate Activists working with Earth Uprising
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Elizabeth Atieno Opolo
Hello everyone, Elizabeth Atieno, Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum Country Program Manager
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Greetings, Maurice Osewe - Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
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We are interested in the monitoring reports of impact of spraying on Biodiversity. How can we get this? Which team is spearheading this monitoring - those in Biodiversity sector are keen to partner on this
To add on Dr Lucy's Question: What is the extent of the impact of the agro chemicals ? especially on birds ? and how safe are the agro chemicals used to biodiversity.
How effective have the pesticides been in actually stopping the locust swarms? And, if ineffective, what would you suggest we do to prepare ourselves against a second invasion from hopper bands?
aligned to other people, do we know what pesticides are being used, amounts, locations, dates and Is there any monitoring of impact on non target species, and on human health, residual pesticides in water and soil?
To add on Dr Lucy's question, I recently had an encounter with a two headed snake. Do you thinks the agrochemicals being used are slowly but surely rewriting the genetic make up of organisms?
Infinix S5 MELTZ
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Is defense strategy still monolithic concentraded on spraying toxic pesticides? How diversified are already the measurements against locusts?
Is there available data on the pesticides being used for the control of locusts? There is reported death of birds (untargeted organisms in Northern Kenya, Drying up of animal fodder- Pennisetum in Embu) due to contact with the pesticides. Are the chemicals among the locally licensed by PCPB? Again, are the chemicals approved or banned by biodiversity related conventions in which Kenya is a party? For example, Fenitrothion was recommended to be used, but it's banned by US-EPA. However, can be used locally.
The effects of COVID-19 is the perfect example of why we need to be self sufficient in our food system and farming strategies.
To Layla. I think there are a lot of organizations that support that but very few that take the necessary steps/arrangements to facilitate that.
Locusts lifeCycle does not permit delays in deliveries or funding. Diversified disastermanagement based on local available ressources will be the most effective defensive strategy
The government needs to support it and public institutions.
Layla, if an organization shows potential, accompanied by reliable and accurate data, the government supports. Also, the NGO as well as the government parastatals also chip in
QUESTION: In Asia and Europe - Edible insects is the new food diversity mechanism. Instead of spraying the insects, is it possible to model a framework where people could feed on them. Remember, they contain more proteins. Besides, spraying might be detrimental to the environment. Could there be a cost-benefit analysis for this locust invasion (edible insects)?
Monitoring reports of impact of spraying on Biodiversity.
Daktari, do you think what's happening is a blessing in disguise in curbing food waste?
what are the differential impact on rural households in arid counties (mostly dependent on markets for consumption) and in areas where rural households produce most of what they consume and thus dont depend much on markets.
Question: are GreenPeace branches in other countries of Africa (those not affected by locusts) doing any awareness campaigns?
There is a group of coordinators that were advised on chemicals that are the most effective and those with minimal impact. The approved chemicals that were available, those that were Kenya approved - with some seeking approval quickly. I have been trying to follow regarding the area where I work. I too would like to know which chemicals exactly were used where.
I think we should also explore the option of mass harvesting of the locusts since they have turned to have some economic value to entrepreneurs, nothing is impossible
QUESTION: With over 60% of urban dwellers residing in slums and riddled with high poverty and unemployment rates, any strain on food access is likely to blow malnutrition to unbelievable scales especially given what you have said about constrained supply of FFVs. Whats you take on this and how can we have NUTRITION mainstreamed in the food security agenda for especially in urban areas in the face of COVID-19??
How can we encourage indigenous knowledge of food preservation such as sun drying especially for farmers who are running losses due to limited market. How can the local farmers do this and meet the current hygienic standards to reduce further food insecurity and meet the demands amidst the COVID 19 pandemic?
has the biopesticide Metarhizium been registered by PCPB for use in Kenya?
Q: Its been many years since Eas Africa had a locust invasion.Is there a risk of another locust invasion in the future?
MetarhiziumIs Licensed under license number PCPB(CR)1229 in Kenya
@Darcy - it's been registered as a biopesticide on the PCPB database for use on roses and French beans. See here (and use the search function): http://www.pcpb.go.ke/biopesticides-on-crops/
How can we change how we generally deal with pests: From killing pests, to managing pests? Is it possible to implement IPM?
But does anyone know if it's been registered for use on locusts?
Before considering The option Mass Harvesting of locusts, Do chemicals used to control locusts in kenya have effects on humans?
Question: Economically, can we conclude that Covid-19 lockdown enhances households savings or wastage? Particularly in Kenya.
Can we have Tim''s contacts to follow up and access to the link for the recording please. I came on a bit late
Also your contact Claire
This was a good discussion.
Great discussion. Any thoughts on the implications of the food standards on small scale farmers who control the biggest % of the market? This is because many times they suffer because of broker domination. Can premium model help?
I know FAO has some programs on locusts. any of their projects is being done in Kenya?
@Kahumba the recording will be shared on GreenPeace social media platforms
Question: Are the presentation notes up for sharing?
The link to the webinar will be shared with all the participants as the webinar is recorded.Thanks
Elizabeth Atieno Opolo
Great discussion but how do we involve the government institutions responsible for implementation from the initial stages of these discussions, do we have any of them in the webinar??.
Thanks Tim and Greenpeace for arranging this.
Summarized Questions and Answers (Q) Monitoring reports of impact of spraying/pesticides on Biodiversity, & agrochemicals being used are slowly but surely rewriting the genetic make up of organisms? (A) This is a useful study that needs to be DONE! Surveillance is needed! Also potential impacts such as economic effects even in arid areas need to be reported or measured. (Q)Is it possible to implement Integrated Pest Management? It is actually key and we need to provide incentives & knowledge. We need to train farmers, survey and the network of service providers support this.
Thank you Claire and Tim. Very informative!
Infinix S5 MELTZ
That was a Great Presentation. Thanks Dr Njagi
Great presentation and discussion
Elizabeth Atieno Opolo
Thank you Clair and Tim.