Mini Review
Volume 5 Issue 9 - 2020
Control Strategies to Avoid Locusts Attack
Ghulam Abbas1*, Muhammad Arshad Javid2 and Asif Iqbal3
1Department of Animal Production, Riphah College of Veterinary Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
2Department of Biosciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
3Department of Pathobiology, Riphah College of Veterinary Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Ghulam Abbas, Department of Animal Production, Riphah College of Veterinary Sciences Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: June 25, 2020; Published: August 05, 2020


Human population is increasing rapidly whilst food resources are shrinking due to urbanization and rapid converting of agriculture land to housing societies. This unnoticed situation may result in deprivation of large human population from food and threat to food security in coming decades. Therefore it is very need of the time to use the existing recourses in a wise and sustainable way and to explore the non-traditional food resources. Locusts are famous to badly damaging the crops, causing historic world famines. Different methods have been tried to control locusts swarm, however, biological control is always preferred. Swarm of locusts can be exploited for the productive purpose as these are healthy diet for the human, livestock, poultry, aquaculture, pets and zoo animals. During the recent locusts attack world have to spend huge money to control this disaster though there is no need to waste a huge amount in unproductive ways rather we should invest to control through poultry production that will result in to a huge return of the inputs. For this purpose Government of Pakistan should promote the backyard poultry farming especially duck farming to control the locusts in crop field areas. Therefore, backyard poultry farming especially duck farming should be suddenly promoted. For this PBPA (Pakistan Backyard Poultry Association) should be established which should work under the guidance of poultry scientists.

Keywords:Locusts; Agriculture; Livestock; Backyard Poultry; Farming


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