SANAA, Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday launched a field campaign to combat desert locust pest.

Deputy Minister Majid al-Mutawakel said the ministry commissioned 10 field combat teams equipped with equipment to combat the locusts to protect farmers' agricultural crops in al-Haqal filed in Dhouran Anas district in Dhamar province.

"The spread of locusts in agricultural areas is a real threat targeting the grain crops and vegetables of farmers in Yemen," al-Mutawakel said.

Al-Mutawakil called on international organizations related to food security to support Yemen's efforts in the fight of the desert locusts for reducing the economic damage.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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