Current Scenario of R&D on Locust Management: Pakistan Perspective, Webinar organized by the MNS University of Agriculture Multan with the support of ECOSF
Institute of Plant Protection and Center for Agricultural Sustainability in South Punjab (CAS-SP) of the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan (MNSUAM) organized a webinar on “Current Scenario of R&D on Locust Management: Pakistan Perspective” on July 9, 2020.
A number of experts within Pakistan and from abroad spoke on the occasion to highlight the research and development on locust management being undertaken in Pakistan. President ECOSF, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro was one of the speakers. In his presentation Dr. Soomro presented an overall situation of locust invasion in the ECO countries particularly of Iran, Pakistan and Turkey. He called for strengthening international collaboration to better study the behavioral patterns of Desert Locusts in relation to changing meteorological and climatic conditions and to adapt control and preparedness plans. Earlier Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Vice Chancellor, MNS University of Agriculture Multan welcomed the panelists and attendees, emphasizing on the need for local R&D.
During the webinar, many national and international agricultural experts, officials of relevant entities of provincial and federal government, representative of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and research scientists deliberated on the issues and shared their research work and strategies to minimize the locust invasion in the region.