Desert Locusts

What you need to know about the desert locust threatening east Africa

The desert locust is a species of swarming short-horned grasshopper in the family of Acrididae. Plagues of desert locusts have threatened agricultural production in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia for centuries. Desert locusts are one of the most devastating migratory pests in the world and...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:32am

Farmers urged to regularly inspect their fields as locusts’ threat looms

In a bid to prepare the country to combat desert locusts, the agriculture ministry has partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to monitor closely information about the movement of these migratory pests in the region. That is a tactic contained in a press release which the...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 4:32pm