Army of 100,000 Chinese ducks ready to combat locust swarms in Pakistan


Children try to drive away desert locusts swarming in the Okara district of eastern Pakistan's Punjab Province on Feb 22, 2020.- Xinhua

BEIJING (Bloomberg): A troop of special Chinese ducks is waiting to be deployed to neighbouring Pakistan to fight a swarm of crop-eating pests that threaten regional food security.

At least 100,000 ducks are expected to be sent to Pakistan as early as the second half of this year to combat a desert locust outbreak, according to Lu Lizhi, a senior researcher with the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

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