K4.7m to beef up fight against red locust

The Zambian government released K4.7 million to bolster efforts to bring the plague of red locust under control. The pest has invaded more than 3 000 hectares of maize fields in Central Province‚Äôs Itezhi-tezhi and Mumbwa districts. This still left a shortage of more than K5 million needed to effectively…

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‘Red locusts threat to food security in Southern Africa’, IRLCo-CSA warns

Forecasts show migratory red locusts may affect food security in southern Africa. This according to the International Red Locust Control Organisation for Central and Southern Africa. In a related development the IRLCo-CSA has started spraying the 3 000 hectares of maize fields under attack by pests in Central Province. The…

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Red locusts damage maize fields in Central Province

Red locusts have attacked 800 hectares of maize fields in Central Province. Vice president Inonge Wina has already directed provincial authorities to swiftly coordinate with the International Red Locusts Control for Southern and Central Africa (IRLCo-CSA). According to provincial minister Sydney Mushanga, Itezhi-tezhi and Mumbwa districts are the most affected.…

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