An UNPRECEDENTED LOCUST PLAGUE has prompted local officials in some areas to offer wheat as a reward to residents for killing the insects. Some 300 tons of locusts have been killed by people in the northwestern province of Badghis in recent weeks. "This is a regional problem and is not limited only to Afghanistan."
The Story: NW Afghanistan Hit By Plague Of Locusts
Some 300 tonnes of locusts have been killed by people in the northwestern province of Badghis alone in recent weeks.