Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Pakistani farmers are surrounded by swarms of locusts on the outskirts of Sukkur, southern Pakistan, on July 1, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

SUKKUR, PAKISTAN, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Swarms of Locusts reach the outskirts of Sukkur, southern Pakistan. According to the country's Ministry of National Food Security and Research, the country's annual wheat requirement is 27.47 million tons, but the crop production this year was less than 25 million tons due to multiple factors including locust attacks, untimely heavy rains and infestation of fungal disease yellow rust.

Swarms of locusts are seen on the outskirts of Sukkur, southern Pakistan, on July 1, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

Locusts are seen on a tree on the outskirts of Sukkur, southern Pakistan, on July 1, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

Locusts are seen on a tree on the outskirts of Sukkur, southern Pakistan, on July 1, 2020. (Str/Xinhua) ■

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