Learn how COVID-19 pandemic, desert LOCUSTS invasion and CLIMATE CHANGE challenges have affected agriculture in East Africa. Besides, learn tips to mitigate those risks
Desert locusts invasion in Kenya
In this article, we discuss biological control and other safe methods to control schistocerca gregaria invasion. These include; use of neem oil, metarhizium bio-pesticide and natural predators such as chicken. other measures are planting trees and cover crops, making locust traps and harvesting them for human and livestock consumption.
Desert locusts invasion in the East African region provides many opportunities. The Schistocerca gregaria is a source of nutritious human food and a raw material for safe animal feeds.
Locust plagues leave a trail of death and destruction on their path. In this post, we focus on why they are s threat to food security, agriculture and livelihoods.