locusts damage to agriculture

Total:6

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.