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Desert Locusts

  • EghtesadOnline: Two more Iranian provinces, namely Sistan-Baluchestan and Khuzestan, have been swarmed by desert locusts over the past few days, according to the spokesman of Plant Protection Organization of Iran.

  • EghtesadOnline: The Plant Protection Organization has received 200 billion rials ($1.3 million) from the government to battle desert locusts that have swarmed southern Iran, while at least $5.45 million more are needed to fight the pest, the spokesman of the organization affiliated with Agriculture Ministry said.

  • EghtesadOnline: Authorities have allocated 200 billion rials ($1.52 million) to fight desert locust sweeping across southern parts of the country.

  • EghtesadOnline: Groups of desert locusts have reappeared in southeast Iran.

  • EghtesadOnline: Amid the looming return of desert locusts, First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has called on Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and the head of Plan and Budget Organization, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, to provide the required funding to fight the pest.

  • EghtesadOnline: Iran has been placed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in the group of countries where crops face the threat of desert locusts.

  • EghtesadOnline: Swarms of desert locusts have been spotted in the southern provinces of Iran, including Hormozgan, Khuzestan, Fars and Bushehr.