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Karamoja districts struggling to monitor desert locusts

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts in Karamoja are struggling to monitor the desert locust invasion due to limited financial resources. Following the invasion of the desert locust a week ago, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries directed local governments through their Production departments to do daily surveillance of …

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Desert locusts overwhelm Bukwo officials

Bukwo, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Bukwo district resident commissioner, Tom Chesol, says they are overwhelmed by the high number of desert locusts. The desert locusts invaded Bukwo district on Tuesday afternoon from Kanyere in West Pokot county in Kenya. The locusts are currently in Muteshet, Kabei, Riwo and Kamet …

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Isolated locusts sighted in Nakasongola district

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola district entomology office has confirmed the invasion of locusts. On Friday last week, farmers from Kalungi and Lwampanga sub counties and Migyera town council petitioned Nakasongola district agriculture office to investigate the invasion of insects, which look like locusts. In Kalungi sub county, …

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Aerial locust spray unsustainable- Expert

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Government’s proposal to use aerial spraying against desert locusts is unsustainable, an official from the Desert Locust Control Organization for East Africa, DLCO- EA has revealed. Mehari Tesafayohannes, the Chief Information and Forecasting Officer-DLCO-EA told local government leaders drawn from Acholi, Karamoja, Lango and …

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Karamoja elders worried of livestock after locusts spray

Moroto, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Elders in Karamoja are worried about the safety of their livestock following plans by government to spray desert locusts. On Monday, government delivered Cyper Lacer Cypermethrine 5% EC insecticides to Moroto for spraying desert locusts in Karamoja and other neighboring communities. But the chemical is …

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Dry season saved Karamoja from devastating impacts of locust invasion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamoja would have suffered unprecedented crop losses if the desert locust’s invasion happened during the rainy season when the gardens were flourishing, officials have said. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO, desert locusts are potentially the most dangerous of the locust pests because …

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Desert locusts invade Abim, Katakwi districts

Moroto, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Swarms of desert locusts have been sighted in Abim and Katakwi districts on Monday evening.  Abim district, located in Karamoja sub region borders Kapelebyong/ Amuria districts in Teso Sub Region and Otuke/Agago districts in Lango Sub Region.  In Abim, the locusts landed on Alerek rock …

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Uganda on food security threat alert as locusts invade

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Following the looming food security threat posed by the desert locusts which have already invaded Uganda through the northeastern region, the Ministry Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has put the entire country on standby.      Solomon Kalema, the Senior Knowledge Management Officer at …

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Desert locust infestation linked to climate change -UN Chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The infestation of Desert Locusts across vast swatches of the East African Region is one of the devastating effects of climate change that Africa has to endure, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. The migratory pests, which were first reported in parts …

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