Guest Editorial
Volume 5 Issue 4 - 2020
Control Cum Exploitation of Locusts Attack to Enhance Productivity
Ghulam Abbas1*, Makhdoom AbduJabbar1 and Razia AbdulMajid Qureshi2
1Department of Animal Production, Riphah College of Veterinary Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
2Department of Physics University of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Ghulam Abbas, Department of Animal Production, Riphah College of Veterinary Sciences Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: February 05, 2020; Published: March 09, 2020


Human population on the globe is expected to reach 9 billion by 2040 whereas food resources are shrinking. This has led an increased demand for exploiting the non-conventional food resources to be introduced in the food chain. Locusts have a significant impact on the history of mankind and are famous to severely damaging the crops resulted into historic famines. Experts should introduce modern and advanced methods to control the overwhelming harms before outbreak which are expected to occur. Moreover, use of locusts in the ration/feed of livestock, poultry, aquaculture, pets and zoo animals and/or in human food may help to exploiting the outbreak of this notorious species. Locusts are proposed for environmentally friendly and quality food production for animals and human being. Demand of commercial farming of locust is developing rapidly throughout the world. Therefore, locusts can be introduced into conventional foods of human and animal to fulfill the increasing demand of energy.

Keywords: Locusts; Famines; Farming; Livestock; Poultry; Mankind


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