Locusts

 

Locusts

 

Kenya, January 22, 2020

In this image, locusts swarm past cliffs in Kenya
Locusts swarm from ground vegetation at Lerata village, near Archers Post in Samburu County, Nairobi, Kenya, on Jan. 22. Photo: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images
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India, Pakistan should brace for ‘twin invasion’ of locusts from Horn of Africa & Iran, UN warns

India, Pakistan should brace for ‘TWIN INVASION’ of locusts from Horn of Africa & Iran, UN warns
Giant swarms of locusts may descend on both sides of the India-Pakistani border around spring-summer this year, a UN locust monitor said, amid an unprecedented plague already affecting the black continent.

Gargantuan tribes of desert locusts have been terrifying the residents of Yemen and Saudi Arabia and laying waste to countries in the Horn of Africa.

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Desert locusts have vanquished more empires than men have ever thought of building/ WhatDoesItMean.com

View image on TwitterIran

Junge Wüstenheuschrecken in Somalia: Solange ihnen keine Flügel gewachsen sind, können sie nur hüpfen. © Ben Curtis/​AP/​dpa

Somalia, Tansania, February 16, 2020

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One week of untold terror as locusts pitch camp in Mwingi

Philip Muasya And Michael Chepkwony , 3rd Feb 2020 

Julius Maluki, a farmer from Enziu Village in Mwingi Central, Kitui County scares away locusts by using a piece of iron sheet to make noise. [Philip Muasya, Standard].
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Rice variety exceeds pishori in production

Farmers from Kabatiro area in Kirinyaga County harvesting the hybrid rice variety AT054 in December. They recorded a bumper harvest in December. [Joseph Muchiri, Standard]
.Chemicals ‘not enough’ to stop locust invasionChemicals ‘not enough’ to stop locust invasion

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Expenses should not be a reason to spare locusts

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Invest in research to stem disasters and reduce loss from locust threat

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