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Desert locusts spread to four districts in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Desert locusts have arrived in Nabilatuk through Nakapiripirit district. Another swarm has been sighted in Nakabaat, Moroto district. The locusts were seen approaching Kosike HC111, a few minutes to 3:00 pm on Sunday by residents. After about one hour, the first swarm was sighted …

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Gov’t sets aside UGX 11 billion to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has set aside 11 Billion Shillings as part of a contingency plan to fight desert locusts. Uganda is potentially threatened by the highly mobile and destructive desert locusts which have attacked three East African countries including Kenya, which neighbors Uganda. Swarms of billions of …

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Moroto launches sensitization drive against desert locusts

Moroto, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district has rolled out a sensitization drive about desert locusts in a move to scale up surveillance. A technical team led by the Moroto district production officer, Dr. Francis Inangolet Olaki has begun field visits to communities at the Uganda – Kenya border …

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Karamoja ill prepared amid potential invasion of desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Moroto district senior agriculture officer Mark Loli has warned that the area does not have the capacity to handle an incursion of desert locusts if it spreads to Uganda. The warning comes just days after the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO announced that there could …

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Locust invasion sparks uncertainties in Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents and leaders in northern Uganda are anxious over the possible invasion of crop-devouring desert locusts that have devastated parts of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. The swarms with unprecedented size and destructive potential have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops, posing a bigger …

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