Locusts

East Africa's locust outbreak continues into a 2nd year but rains bring in little hope

It's the beginning of the planting season in Kenya, but the delayed rains have brought a small amount of optimism in the fight against the locusts, though farmers still worry about their crops.

published on : 8th April 2021

Climate change effect: Hundreds of millions of bugs invade African farmlands threatening region with devastating hunger

A single swarm can contain up to 150 million locusts per square kilometre of farmland, an area the size of almost 250 football fields, regional authorities say.

published on : 25th January 2020