FAO calls for aerial control to fight locusts [Archives:2007/1058/Local News]

June 11 2007

SANA'A, JUNE 8 ) UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned- on Wednesday- that Yemen faces its worst outbreak of crop-devouring locusts in nearly 15 years. The organization said that the situation could be exacerbated in the coming days by heavy rains and high winds associated with a very strong tropical cyclone over Oman.

In news release, the agency said ” Unprecedented heavy rains in March and again last week have favored locust breeding and fledging in the most affected areas