Kenya’s Worst Locust Plague In 70 Years Is Being Turned Into An Opportunity By Farmers
With Kenya undergoing its worst locust plague in 70 years, one company is empowering local communities to come up with sustainable solutions.
Swarms of locusts flocked to Kenya in late 2019, after a bout of unusual weather patterns was exacerbated by climate change. The infestation soon spread eastwards, affecting Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia too.
Locusts threaten the food security of millions of people, as they devour crops and leave serious agricultural damage in their wake.
African regenerative agriculture company The Bug Picture is helping communities in Kenya turn the problem on its head. Specialising in insect-based protein that is environmentally sustainable to farm, it has come up with a way of turning desert locusts into animal feed and fertiliser…
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