Locust Plague in East Africa

The Horn of Africa which is one of the world's most impoverished regions is being ransacked by billions of tiny invaders. Farmers look in horror as desert locust’s move in cloud-like swarms darkening the sky. The insects blast through fields of crops at an astonishing pace, decimating livelihoods in the process.
The pests crossed the Gulf of Aden and arrived in Somalia and Ethiopia last year. They were spotted in Kenya about two months ago in what has become the worst infestation there in 70 years. The U.N. says the region is already vulnerable to food shortages, and it warns that the international community only has a small window to prevent "looming catastrophe."

1. Dr Roger Price Research Team Manager Agricultural Research Council

2. Gerhard VerdoomOperations & Stewardship Manager for CropLife