The recent outbreak of the Moroccan locust in Afghanistan has raised concerns about the country’s wheat production and food security. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the large-scale infestation across eight provinces could result in significant economic ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2023
Category: International / World Current Affairs
The Locusts swarming in the Northern parts of India have so far reached Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh. Highlights According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, much of the movement of these locusts is mainly due to Westerlies. The Locust ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
On February 25, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry held a high-level meeting on Desert Locust Control. The meeting was chaired by Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights The meeting discussed the locust control operations carried on between May ..
The Governing Council of International Fund for Agriculture let in Rome recently. The council says that by 2030 around 100 million people will be pushed to poverty. The council also said that this is mainly due to climate change impact ..
Pakistan which is facing the worst locust attacks in decades has declared National Emergency. The emergency was declared to tackle the insects that are destroying crops in Punjab province, the main region of agricultural production. Highlights The locusts are currently ..
The farmlands in Gujarat border are in great threat from locust invasion. The insects were flying from Pakistan Sindh province and spread in the villages of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The locusts emerged from Sudan and Eritrea in the coast of ..