Environment

Locust Swarms

Namibia is suffering from the country’s worst brown locust invasion in history, with an estimated 1.2 million hectares of crops already ravaged in one agricultural region alone.

The country is just emerging from a six-year drought that officially ended in 2019. “The locusts have started feasting on the grass and trees near our cattle outposts and very soon, if they are not brought under control, nothing will be left for our livestock.”

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