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COVID-19, the locust invasion and food security in Kenya - Shared screen with speaker view
Gerance
48:01
WELCOME EVERYONE, W e are all happy to have you here. ENJOY THE WEBINAR
Ian Munene
48:13
Hello, Ian Munene - A herpetology researcher at the National Museums of Kenya
Kevin mtai
48:13
hello everyone am Kevin mtai from Kenya am working organization called Food@COP26 and also am climate Activists working with Earth Uprising
Kiptoo Chemoiwo
48:15
kiptoo Chemoiwo... Greenpeace volunteer
Hope Nabango
48:16
Hi, Hope Nabango from Middle East Technical University-MSc Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems
Evans Odhiambo
48:17
Hi everyone, am Evans from Kisumu, an environmentalist working with Evamor Africa, thanks
Iman B
48:32
Iman Bashir - Greenpeace activist
Zama Mbulawa
48:47
Could you please clear off the top screen on recording, cant see the slides
Zama Mbulawa
49:20
Thanks is off
Gabriel Juma
49:37
Hi Everyone. Akoko from Alfred Wegner Institute, Germany.
Svenja Tornow
49:47
Hello, I am Svenja from Germany, studying Wildlife Management and interested in community development and conservation in East Africa
Zama Mbulawa
50:03
Greetings...from South Africa
Lynn Mbatia
50:49
Hello, Lynn - Biodiversity and Biosafety Association of Kenya (BIBA K)
Tabitha Wangechi
51:08
Hello, Tabitha wangechi a Greenpeace Africa volunteer, Kenya.
Mercy Chesang
51:27
Hello,
VICTOR GATHOGO
51:34
Hallo Everyone, Victor Gathogo from SNV Netherlands Development Org.
Siyad Ahmed
52:06
Hello, Siyad Ahmed GPAF Volunteer
Patience Makheti
52:20
Hi everyone, Patience Makheti, Greenpeace Volunteer Africa, Kenyan branch. Let’s interact🙂
Giulia Barr
53:57
Hello everyone, Giulia Barr from South Africa, Environmental Scientist working at a consulting company
Vallery Onyango
54:36
Hello everyone
Vallery Onyango
55:03
Vallery Adhiambo here from Kenya, Greenpeace volunteer
Elizabeth Atieno Opolo
55:52
Hello everyone, Elizabeth Atieno, Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum Country Program Manager
Lucy Waruingi
56:30
Hello. Lucy Warungi, Conservation Alliance of Kenya
Omesa Mokaya
56:40
Hello everyone, Omesa Mokaya from New York, Parvati Foundation.
Maurice Osewe
57:46
Greetings, Maurice Osewe - Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
Anthony Ochieng
58:27
Hi Anthony Ochieng ,TonyWild Foundation, Kenya
Bill Yaya
01:00:36
HelloBill, Activist and Volunteer At Greenpeace Kenya.
Wedi Farms
01:00:58
hello all the sound isn't working for me.
DOMINIC Mutambu
01:01:17
Hi Mutambu Dominic, Kenya. Environmental, Safety & Health Consultant, Kenya.
Meltus Were
01:02:26
Not Getting sound but following up PowerPoint presentation by Dr Njagi
Emmanuel Kiprop
01:02:35
Hello, Emmanuel Kiprop here, based in Nanjing, China
Gerance
01:03:23
HAVING ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE PANELIST? KINDLY CHANNEL IT HERE.
Gerance
01:05:00
Oh cool. No worries.
Lucy Waruingi
01:07:23
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
Anthony Ochieng
01:09:57
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.
Layla Liebetrau
01:11:34
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?
Pauka Kahumbu
01:12:46
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?
Ian Munene
01:12:54
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
01:13:07
Now sound working. Thanks
Karin Kreuter
01:16:12
Is defense strategy still monolithic concentraded on spraying toxic pesticides? How diversified are already the measurements against locusts?
DOMINIC Mutambu
01:16:15
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.
Layla Liebetrau
01:19:36
The effects of COVID-19 is the perfect example of why we need to be self sufficient in our food system and farming strategies.
Ian Munene
01:21:30
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.
Karin Kreuter
01:22:33
Locusts lifeCycle does not permit delays in deliveries or funding. Diversified disastermanagement based on local available ressources will be the most effective defensive strategy
Layla Liebetrau
01:22:41
The government needs to support it and public institutions.
Ian Munene
01:23:55
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
Maurice Osewe
01:25:28
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)?
Akinyi Chemutai
01:25:40
Monitoring reports of impact of spraying on Biodiversity.
Kiptoo Chemoiwo
01:25:54
Daktari, do you think what's happening is a blessing in disguise in curbing food waste?
Lorena Braz
01:26:18
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.
Ali Halajian
01:26:47
Question: are GreenPeace branches in other countries of Africa (those not affected by locusts) doing any awareness campaigns?
Mary Wykstra
01:27:08
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.
Evans Odhiambo
01:28:51
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
Kevin Onyango
01:32:45
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??
Layla Liebetrau
01:33:29
Nice question
Gabriel Juma
01:33:48
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?
Darcy Ogada
01:34:00
has the biopesticide Metarhizium been registered by PCPB for use in Kenya?
Kwamboka Tirimba
01:36:54
Q: Its been many years since Eas Africa had a locust invasion.Is there a risk of another locust invasion in the future?
DOMINIC Mutambu
01:37:38
MetarhiziumIs Licensed under license number PCPB(CR)1229 in Kenya
Emmanuel Atamba
01:38:16
Good discussion!
Layla Liebetrau
01:38:20
@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/
Emmanuel Atamba
01:39:35
How can we change how we generally deal with pests: From killing pests, to managing pests? Is it possible to implement IPM?
Darcy Ogada
01:39:46
But does anyone know if it's been registered for use on locusts?
Bill Yaya
01:40:06
Before considering The option Mass Harvesting of locusts, Do chemicals used to control locusts in kenya have effects on humans?
Maurice Osewe
01:42:54
Question: Economically, can we conclude that Covid-19 lockdown enhances households savings or wastage? Particularly in Kenya.
Pauka Kahumbu
01:43:24
Can we have Tim''s contacts to follow up and access to the link for the recording please. I came on a bit late
Pauka Kahumbu
01:43:44
Also your contact Claire
Esther Ngei
01:44:15
This was a good discussion.
Patrick Muinde
01:44:20
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?
Ali Halajian
01:44:22
I know FAO has some programs on locusts. any of their projects is being done in Kenya?
Tracy Makheti
01:44:35
@Kahumba the recording will be shared on GreenPeace social media platforms
Esther Ngei
01:44:51
Question: Are the presentation notes up for sharing?
Claire Nasike
01:46:10
The link to the webinar will be shared with all the participants as the webinar is recorded.Thanks
Elizabeth Atieno Opolo
01:46:25
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??.
Layla Liebetrau
01:48:16
Thanks Tim and Greenpeace for arranging this.
Akinyi Chemutai
01:48:36
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.
Lucy Waruingi
01:49:21
Thank you Claire and Tim. Very informative!
Infinix S5 MELTZ
01:49:25
That was a Great Presentation. Thanks Dr Njagi
Layla Liebetrau
01:49:26
Asanteni
Kwamboka Tirimba
01:49:33
thanks
Karin Kreuter
01:49:35
Great presentation and discussion
Valerie Osodo
01:49:37
Thank you!!
Elizabeth Atieno Opolo
01:49:38
Thank you Clair and Tim.
Pauka Kahumbu
01:49:44
Asante sana
Kelvin Awori
01:49:53
thank you