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Number of Desert Locusts has Soared 20 times Swarming in Africa


The number of desert locusts has soared 20 times? I Chase locust swarms in Africa

In recent days, a lot of insects like desert locusts have suddenly appeared in the yard. They are large, brown, and have spots on their bodies. When they fly, they have green under their wings.

Recently, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued a warning: In East African countries, Yemen and Iran, the second wave of desert locusts will hatch in May, the number will be 20 times that of January.

The new coronary pneumonia has not subsided, yet another disaster is about to begin? How is this good?


 On March 31, a cyclist in Kenya encountered a locust.
The world still has fresh memories of the locust plagues in January and February this year.

A large number of locusts traveled 150 kilometers a day, sweeping across East Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan, flying while laying eggs, wherever they went was a mess.
The locust swarm covering an area of ​​one square kilometer can eat 35,000 rations a day.

Desert locusts in the mountains of Mwenji County, Kenya

The desert locust was flying very fast. At that time, we only ate two meals for two days, and we rushed to sleep and slept the rest of the time. 
We barely caught up with the locust swarm. 
The villagers talked about the locust swarm, which was exciting and frightening. After all, anyone who saw the swarm of locusts eating a tree for 20 minutes was hard to calm down.

In the crop field, on the rocks, on the trees, we saw the scene of the large locust disaster, and the scene was very shocking. Don't be scared by intensive phobia.


Since there was no locust plague before in Nairobi city, only some sporadic locusts will visit there.

A Desert Locust


In January and February, the yard was sporadic, and occasionally two or three were seen, But since mid-April, people walked around the yard casually twice, paying attention to at least seven or eight.
 There are often one or two lying on the glass of the balcony.
So much so that the children here have invented a new game-find locusts.

Strangely, this time the locust was different from last time. It was Jin Cancan before, this time it was gray.

The number of desert locusts has soared 20 times? I chase locust swarms in Africa

Kenya is relatively advanced in controlling locusts. With the help of the United Nations, the country began to use drones to detect desert locusts.

The number of desert locusts has soared 20 times?

As climate change leads to more extreme weather, the locust plague is more and more worrying.
Ensuring that countries have the right tools, technology and information is becoming increasingly important. Source: FAO website

Due to the rainy season, many grasshoppers have appeared recently. They also received reports from many villagers that they found a lot of locusts, but they ran over to see the big grasshoppers.


"The desert locust is black at first, then pink, and finally yellow. But grasshoppers will not change," he said.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, grasshoppers and locusts are orthoptera insects and are close relatives.
The few locusts are similar to grasshoppers. However, as soon as they gather, the locusts will suddenly turn around, their tempers will change, and their colors will change.

Eating grasshoppers and fried locusts is not a unique invention by the Chinese.

A swarm of locusts


There is nothing in the vast land of Africa? 

In western Kenya, grasshoppers, locusts and crickets have always been delicious.

When East Africa was hit by locusts in January, Somalia was severely affected, and residents could not help but started eating locusts. When they fried the locusts, they ate them with rice or dough, and they felt "more delicious than fish."

However, the UN's early warning is not groundless. In the following months, extra vigilance is required.

According to information from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's website, widespread rains in March will cause locusts in East Africa to surge in the coming months.
In the six East African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania) most affected or at risk of locust disasters, some 20 million people have fallen into severe food insecurity.
In addition, Yemen has also been hit by locusts, and 15 million people in the country face the same situation.

Goggles for protection from locusts

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently wrote in a document: "(A new wave of locust plagues) will bring unprecedented threats to food security and people's lives."
Now, all countries are busy coping with the new coronary pneumonia, the two disasters are superimposed, and the African countries are getting worse.


What does the series of measures such as the closure of the city, the lock-up of the country, and the curfew mean for African farmers? Locust experts were unable to arrive at the scene to guide the disaster, the import of pesticides was greatly affected, and the economy was severely downgraded, which made life more difficult.

The most worrying thing is that those poorer countries, like Somalia and South Sudan, have been fighting hunger because of the years of war, and they do not have enough funds and advanced means to deal with it. Imagine.


 

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