High cost of locusts: East Africa braces for season III of outbreak

East Africa is bracing for a third outbreak of desert locusts, with billions of the destructive insects about to hatch and threaten food supplies in a region already facing damaging rains and the coronavirus pandemic.

Spurred by favourable weather conditions, record numbers of locusts descended on East Africa since late 2019. Another wave is about to take to the skies despite the concerted use of pesticides.

“Tens of thousands of hectares of cropland and pasture have already been damaged acros…

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