desert locusts

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  • 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.

  • Fighting off locusts underway in southern Iran 2020-03-03 19:19

    Fighting off locusts underway in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 2,000 hectares of land in southern parts of the country are undergoing locust control operations, IRIB news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • FAO warns of another desert locust breakout in Iran 2019-06-10 21:20

    FAO warns of another desert locust breakout in Iran

    TEHRAN — In mid-May, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned of another desert locust breakout in mid-June in Iran if the current situation is not controlled.

  • Iran well rid of 153 swarms of desert locusts 2019-06-09 20:55

    Iran well rid of 153 swarms of desert locusts

    TEHRAN – Some 153 swarms of desert locusts from Saudi Arabia which penetrated into the southeastern provinces have been controlled, Esmaeil Najjar, head of Iran’s Crisis Management Organization has said.

  • 140 swarms of desert locusts eradicated in southeastern Iran 2019-06-02 11:46

    140 swarms of desert locusts eradicated in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Desert locust breakout contained in 400,000 hectares of lands and some 140 swarms have been eradicated, Esmaeel Najjar, head of Iran’s Crisis Management Organization has said.

  • $2.3m earmarked for fighting locusts in southeastern Iran 2019-05-19 20:21

    $2.3m earmarked for fighting locusts in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian parliament, known as Majlis, has allocated a total budget of 100 billion rials (nearly $2.3 million) to fight desert locusts which have penetrated into 6 provinces in southern and southeastern Iran, head of agriculture comittee of Majlis has said.

  • Sistan-Baluchestan infested with desert locust 2019-05-06 21:48

    Sistan-Baluchestan infested with desert locust

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

  • Locusts threaten 300,000 ha of farming lands in Iran 2019-04-22 01:00

    Locusts threaten 300,000 ha of farming lands in Iran

    TEHRAN — Some 300,000 hectares of farming lands are threatened by desert locusts’ breakout, Iran’s Crisis Management Organization spokesperson has said.