19-05-2014 07:33 AM | Oman

Oman's farmers brace for loss as locusts ruin crops

Farmers are bracing for one of the worst years when it comes to their harvests as large swarms of locusts have been devastating their crops and the damage is likely to run into millions of rials.

Oman's farming industry revenues are worth OMR45 million a year, according to the official statistics but farmers say their earnings for 2014 will be severely hit as swarms of locusts are nibbling away at their produce and in some areas even blocking the irrigation channels.
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