Heavy rain hindering Zambia’s fight against red locust

The heavy rain being experienced in Zambia is hampering the fight against red locusts, says the International Red Locusts Control for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCo-CSA). IRLCo-CSA director Moses Okhoba said the heavy rain made it impossible for his officers to work continuously. As a result only a portion of…

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Red locust invasion in Central Province spreads further

The red locust invasion in Central Province has spread to 3 000 hectares of maize fields, barely days after the initial damage was estimated at 800ha. The crop-eating grasshoppers have affected 2 500 farmers in Itezhi-tezhi and Mumbwa districts. Itezhi-tezhi district commissioner Hendrix Kaimana says the situation is becoming desperate.…

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