Kenya braces itself for second wave of desert locusts

After already being struck by a locust swarm earlier this year, Kenya expects to face a second wave of desert locusts in November. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns that the situation remains worrisome in the Horn of Africa and could potentially deteriorate further this month because of recent breeding.

In a Desert Locust situational update report released on Oct. 5, the FAO said that there will be an increased threat of swarm migration from Yemen, northeastern Ethiopia and northern Somalia south to eastern Ethiopia and central Somalia in October that could extend to northern Kenya in November, resulting in the second wave for the country.


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