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'Many will starve': locusts devour crops and livelihoods in Pakistan

25.05.2020
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Farmers faced with worst plague in recent history say they have been left to fend for themselvesMir Gul Muhammad, a farmer in Balochistan province, was blunt. "The worst that we have ever seen, ever, in our whole life," he said of the swarms of locusts that descended on his village of Gharok."I cultivated around 50 acres of cotton crops and all of them have been eaten and destroyed by locusts," he said. "Besides cotton, my other crops - onion, chilli and tomato - have been affected badly too. It is a loss of around 10m rupees [?51,000]. As a farmer, it will take years to recover from this loss." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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