Regions of Africa, Asia, and the Arabian Peninsula harassed by locust swarms could experience increased food insecurity as COVID-19 complicates the response to pest control in already poverty-stricken areas. Locusts can decimate entire farms of crops in a day, eating the same amount as 35,000 people. COVID-19 is disrupting supply […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Locust swarms are wiping out crops in East Africa, where millions of people already struggle to obtain healthy food. A swarm can eat enough food in one day to feed 34 million people. Farmers in Kenya, Ethiopia, and other countries have resorted to setting fires and making noise in […]
Billions of desert locusts in East Africa are swarming at “unprecedented numbers” and pose a huge threat to the region’s food insecurity, the UN warns. The swarms are so bad that Somalia declared a national emergency. Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling to maintain the outbreak, and by Wednesday, swarms have […]
Researchers at Washington University in St....