Kenya calls up army cadets to fight insect invasion

A locust invasion in East Africa is seriously threatening crop production, worsening food shortages in a region where up to 25 million people are suffering from three consecutive years of droughts and floods. In Kenya, around 600 army cadets have been called up to help fight the insect onslaught. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Kenya calls up army cadets to fight insect invasion

Billions of locusts are descending on Ethiopia

The Washington Post traveled to southern Ethiopia, which is facing its worst locust outbreak in generations after an uncommon weather pattern in the Indian Ocean caused relentless rains across East Africa. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Africa’s locust ‘crisis’: UN calls for urgent action

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Billions of locusts are destroying crops across East Africa in the biggest outbreak the region has seen in decades. Now, the UN is calling for urgent action to avoid what could be a major humanitarian crisis. Visit … Read more Africa’s locust ‘crisis’: UN calls for urgent action

Locust plague: Millions at risk of famine

It is the worst invasion of desert locusts in a quarter of a century. The food supplies and livelihoods of millions across East Africa and South Asia are under threat. The situation has been declared a national emergency in some countries, including Somalia and Pakistan. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Locust plague: Millions at risk of famine

What’s caused an outbreak of desert locusts in East Africa and South Asia?

The insects are the world’s most dangerous migratory pests. Locusts can swarm in their billions and in January, densely enough to force an Ethiopian Airlines plane off course. Now they’re invading Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan. It is the worst outbreak in twenty five years and for Kenya, seventy years. The insects can spread … Read more What’s caused an outbreak of desert locusts in East Africa and South Asia?

Worst locust infestation in decades threatens ‘devastating hunger’

As the world focuses on the coronavirus outbreak, Eastern Africa is suffering its worst locust invasion in decades.Hundreds of millions of the bugs have swept across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, with the UN warning of a threat of devastating hunger for people in the region. 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 … Read more Worst locust infestation in decades threatens ‘devastating hunger’

Locust swarms threaten East Africa’s food security

The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, authorities say. 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 http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on … Read more Locust swarms threaten East Africa’s food security

Locust swarms threatens East Africa’s crops

The worst locust plague in 25 years is wiping out East Africa’s crops, further straining food supplies in an area that is already at risk from bad weather and conflicts. Authorities say unseasonal rains have caused the outbreak and they have now started spraying insecticide on the harvests. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Samburu … Read more Locust swarms threatens East Africa’s crops

Locust Plague in South East Australia Threating Farmers livelyhood – PIRSA Denies Risk

Many parts of Australia, particularly South Australia and northern Victoria, are fighting one of the worst locust plagues in recorded history. Hatching north, they are migrating down to the cropping belts of southern Australia and devouring all in their path. The current cropping season has been particularly good for farmers, with record yields expected. After … Read more Locust Plague in South East Australia Threating Farmers livelyhood – PIRSA Denies Risk

The Trouble with Organic Farming

The Organic Farming movement has transcended the food chain and now it’s a thriving industry worth billions of dollars around the world.  While the benefits or organic produce are well documented, if a little cloudy, the production of organic produce is still challenging. For those that only ever venture to the local shop or supermarket … Read more The Trouble with Organic Farming