News Release No:2005/369/AFR
Washington, DC, March 7, 2005
- The World Bank today announced that the ambassadors of seven African
countries signed a series of agreements with the Bank's International
Development Association (IDA) for the Africa Emergency Locust Project.
Beneficiary countries are Burkina Faso,
Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.
The signing formally puts the anti-locust
program into effect. Now countries will move forward with individual strategies
to contain the infestation and limit the damage to future harvests.