Locust attack


Aisha Lareb Memon
In the midst of coronavirus pandemic impact on health, economy and livelihood, Pakistan is also facing
an unprecedented and alarming threat of locust attack causing sheer damage to to agricultural society.
These are crop eating grasshopper which ultimately worsen the food security. According to a projection
of food and agricultural organization (FAO) , a swarm the size of one square kilometer can eat in one day
a quantity of food consumed by 35,000 people. A recent report of FAO says that 38 per cent area of
Pakistan (60pc in Balochistan, 25pc in Sindh and 15pc in Punjab) are breeding grounds for desert locust.
It is urge to plant protection department of government. to ramp up pest control spray to eradicate
swarms of locusts before it’s too late.