Desert Locust outbreak in Iran

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  • Iran warns sanctions hamper regional locust battle 2020-07-10 15:34

    Iran warns sanctions hamper regional locust battle

    TEHRAN – U.S. sanctions have hampered the implementation of a regional locust control program by Iran, and if the country fails to control the outbreak, the neighboring countries will also suffer, Somayeh Karimdoost, representative of the Iranian Embassy in Pakistan has said.

  • FAO warns impact of COVID-19, desert locust to fuel hunger in Asia, the Pacific 2020-06-06 17:35

    FAO warns impact of COVID-19, desert locust to fuel hunger in Asia, the Pacific

    While the world fights to slow the spread of COVID-19, the worst pandemic experienced in a century, countries in South and Southwest Asia are simultaneously responding to plagues of pests which threaten to worsen hunger and the livelihoods of millions of people, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today.

  • FAO delivers first batch of desert locust control equipment to Iran 2020-05-27 15:32

    FAO delivers first batch of desert locust control equipment to Iran

    Tehran – As part of ongoing support provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to Iran for controlling desert locust infestation, the first consignment of pest control equipment supplied by the Organization was delivered to the country’s plant protection authority.

  • Some $4.7m allotted to counter desert locust outbreak 2020-05-01 16:39

    Some $4.7m allotted to counter desert locust outbreak

    TEHRAN – A total budget of 200 billion rials (nearly $4.7 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been allocated to fight desert locust swarms in southern parts of the country, head of Disaster Management Organization, has stated.

  • FAO scales up technical assistance to Iran on addressing Desert Locust infestation 2020-04-15 22:55

    FAO scales up technical assistance to Iran on addressing Desert Locust infestation

    Tehran – As desert locust infestations in East Africa and South-West Asia have intensified in recent months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has provided an additional $200,000 to further strengthen Iran’s technical capacity to control Desert Locust.

  • Desert Locust to infest southeastern Iran, FAO warns 2020-02-23 20:56

    Desert Locust to infest southeastern Iran, FAO warns

    TEHRAN – According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan will be infested by desert locust, director of the agriculture organization of the province has said.

  • Urgent measures required to fight desert locust breakout 2019-11-30 16:55

    Urgent measures required to fight desert locust breakout

    TEHRAN – Given the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) warnings of desert locust breakout, fighting these insects before entering the country requires a national will and comprehensive plan.

  • FAO warns of Desert Locust outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa; highlights Iran’s control operations 2019-07-27 18:01

    FAO warns of Desert Locust outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa; highlights Iran’s control operations

    Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today. This could result in potentially adverse impacts on the agricultural seasonal yields and local economies affecting food security and livelihoods of the populations in the countries concerned.