Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

Devastating floods, swarms of desert locusts and the widespread impact of the coronavirus have struck residents in Somalia. Nearly 500,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in the country’s central regions, whilst food supplies have been threatened by the invasion of locusts. UN officials have warned that the combined effect of these issues plus … Read more Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

India’s worst outbreak in decades sees massive damage to seasonal crops

Asia and Africa have been hit by locust since early this year. What are the challenges in dealing with these insects? Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Pinterest: … Read more India’s worst outbreak in decades sees massive damage to seasonal crops

India and Pakistan face the worst locust attack in decades

Plagues of locusts are devastating large parts of India and Pakistan. Billions of dollars worth of crops have been damaged, prompting fears of food shortages. Pakistan’s government says it is the worst infestation in more than 20 years. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi, India. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more India and Pakistan face the worst locust attack in decades

Locust swarms | Pakistani crop destroyed by insect infestation

Overwhelming hordes of locusts have attacked Pakistani agricultural fields with some farmers claiming the devastation brought to the crop by the insects is worse than that of a snowfall. This damage could lead to risk of famine due to decimated crops. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook … Read more Locust swarms | Pakistani crop destroyed by insect infestation

Worst outbreak in 27 years | Swarms of locusts threaten food supply

Swarms of desert locusts have been ravaging crops in the Middle East, Eastern Africa, Pakistan and India in what seems to be the worst outbreak in 27 years. The crop-destroying insects search for green areas to satiate their enormous appetite, creating a major threat to food security in the affected regions, the UN Food Agency … Read more Worst outbreak in 27 years | Swarms of locusts threaten food supply

Locust swarms stretching kilometers devour Indian crops | The World

Indian authorities have issued an alert over locust swarms – some stretching to nearly five kilometres. The plague originated in Africa and entered India via Pakistan last month. As Yvonne Yong reports, it’s being described as the worst attack by the insects in 25 years. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more Locust swarms stretching kilometers devour Indian crops | The World

Cyclone Amphan Crashes Into India and Bangladesh Forcing Millions to Evacuate

Authorities along India’s east coast and neighboring Bangladesh evacuated millions to safer places and shut some factories as the biggest cyclonic storm in two decades makes landfall, causing heavy rain and strong winds in the region. Amphan, now equivalent of a category 3 hurricane after weakening from category 5, crossed the coasts of India and … Read more Cyclone Amphan Crashes Into India and Bangladesh Forcing Millions to Evacuate

Trump Announces a $19 Billion Bailout for Ailing Farmers

President Donald Trump announced a $19 billion bailout package for farmers hurt financially by the coronavirus crisis. The aid plan includes $16 billion in direct payments to farmers to boost their incomes, along with $3 billion in government purchases of meat, dairy products and other foods, the president said Friday at a White House briefing. … Read more Trump Announces a $19 Billion Bailout for Ailing Farmers

Cyclone Amphan: India Warns of ‘Disastrous Wind,’ Urges Residents to Find ‘Safe Place’

The biggest cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in about two decades has slightly weakened before hitting the coasts of India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, with authorities making preparations to evacuate more than 5 million people to safer places. Cyclone Amphan, equivalent of a category 4 hurricane at present, is expected to have a … Read more Cyclone Amphan: India Warns of ‘Disastrous Wind,’ Urges Residents to Find ‘Safe Place’

Biggest Storm in 2 Decades Spurs India And Bangladesh, Evacuate Millions

The biggest cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in about two decades may likely weaken as it hits coasts of India and Bangladesh late on Wednesday, with authorities making preparations to evacuate more than 5 million people to safer places. Cyclone Amphan, equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, is expected to attain a sustained … Read more Biggest Storm in 2 Decades Spurs India And Bangladesh, Evacuate Millions

What do hybrid crops mean for the future of food security?

China’s 2020 Two Sessions are right around the corner. To explore some of the scientific and technological topics that will be discussed at this year’s meetings, CGTN is launching a special series called “Decoding the Future.” In this episode, we’ll focus on hybrid rice. But what exactly is hybrid rice, why is it so important … Read more What do hybrid crops mean for the future of food security?

US Space Force launches Boeing-built spaceplane

The U.S. Space Force launched the Boeing-built test spaceplane X-37B into orbit for its 7th mission from Cape Canaveral. Rocketing into orbit with the US military’s Space Force an unmanned test space plane built by Boeing – the X-37B The mission called ‘America Strong’ is to test power beaming – using a microwave beam to … Read more US Space Force launches Boeing-built spaceplane

A tale of targeted poverty alleviation: How a Xinjiang village moves toward prosperity

Tursunjan Ubul woke up from his newly decorated house in the early morning. He fed the cattle and watered crops planted in his backyard. Living in the far west of northwest China’s #Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the coronavirus epidemic in the country had little impact on his life. If nothing goes wrong, he will be … Read more A tale of targeted poverty alleviation: How a Xinjiang village moves toward prosperity

Kenya floods kill nearly 200 in past month

Heavy rains in #Kenya have caused floods and landslides that have left 194 dead and destroyed crops since the deluge began last month, complicating the fight against the #coronavirus. The #flooding comes after similarly deadly rainfall at the end of 2019, and brings with it a second wave of locusts with massive swarms forming in … Read more Kenya floods kill nearly 200 in past month