Red locust swarm detected in southern Malawi

The Malawi Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has warned that a red locust swarm was seen in the Mulanje district. In a statement, Erica Maganga, secretary for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, said the ministry is doing everything possible to control the situation. “The ministry has organised with…

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New online portal gives insights into deadly maize disease

A new online portal provides the necessary information for southern African farmers, researchers and governments to arm themselves against the threatening maize disease, maize lethal necrosis (MLN). Scientists have named the MLN disease as one of the most threatening diseases to one of southern Africa’s most important food sources, namely…

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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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