Locusts destroy large area of crops in southern Tajikistan

19/05/2016 10:48
RFE/RL
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DUSHANBE, May 19, 2016, Asia-Plus -- Farmers in Khatlon’s district of Farkhor, near the border with Afghanistan, have lost hundreds of hectares of wheat, watermelon, vegetables and other crops, due to an infestation of locusts, according to the Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service.

According to RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, they said that the government had not provided funds to fight the pests as in past years.

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