AKINWUMI ADESINA: Millions face locust-induced famine in Africa as it already battles pandemic
Unless invasion is contained, 5-million additional people in East Africa will be hungry by June, UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says
We are in a battle against time to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. While tackling the pandemic has grabbed global attention, a new crisis that could claim a lot more lives is brewing in Africa: huge locust invasions.
Billions of desert locusts are ravaging countries across East Africa, including Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, and Djibouti. It has been reported that their numbers are likely to increase by up to 400 times by June, reaching crisis levels. ..