Engro Fertilizers donates crop protection to government to combat locust attack
KARACHI: To combat the recent locust attack and counter the threat to the agricultural sector in Sindh and Punjab, Engro Fertilizers Ltd donated 6.7 tons of crop protection, worth PKR 4.6 million, to the Federal government.
Due to change of weather and recent spell of rains, the onslaught of desert locust swarms has hit rural and urban areas of Sindh and Punjab, damaging the agricultural produce in the region. In line with its vision to uplift the agricultural sector of Pakistan, Engro Fertilizers, which specializes in crop protection products and practices, provided 13,430 packs containing 6.7 tons of La Noda – Cyhalothrin free of charge to the Ministry of National Food Security & Research in the greater interest of the agriculture sector of the country. Sufficient for 13,430 acres of agricultural land, this is the single largest contribution by a company to counter the recent locust attack.
“We understand that the locust attack is very alarming and a grave threat to our farmers and the food security of Pakistan. Engro Fertilizers has always been at the forefront in fulfilling our commitment towards Pakistan’s development and we will continue to stand with the government. We are confident that our crop protection product will support the government to effectively overcome the locust attack.”
With change of weather and recent spell of rains, some locust swarms have started to move towards southwest Pakistan and southeast Iran in search of warmer places. These swarms from the summer breeding areas along both sides of the border of Pakistan and India started moving towards spring breeding areas in Southwest Pakistan and Southeast Iran lately. The government is actively working towards curbing the impact on the crops and combat the locust attack.