Billions of locusts are ravaging crops in East Africa – the UN warns there is a risk of catastrophe. Officials say immediate action is needed before rainfall in the coming weeks brings fresh vegetation to feed new generations of the pests.
Desert locusts have been ravaging East Africa. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a food crisis. The main response has been spraying the areas affected with pesticides. But more needs to be done.
The worst locust outbreak in decades has devastated crops in East Africa and shows no signs of stopping. What are these ravenous insects, and what's being done to stop them?
Tea production is a key industry in Kenya, where millions of people depend on it for a living. Can waste from sugarcane make processing the crop more environmentally friendly?
A locust invasion in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has left crops devastated. It is the biggest swarm in decades, with billions of the ravenous insects nibbling their way through the already climate-ravaged region.
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