Namibia: Locusts Damage 50 000 Hectares

AFRICAN migratory locusts (AML) have damaged at least 50 000 hectares of cropland in Namibia and new swarms have been spotted in the Zambezi region, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has said.

In February last year, the Zambezi region was the first part of the country to experience an outbreak of locusts which later affected farmers in nine of the 10 crop producing regions in Namibia.

By that time a second invasion had hit the nine regions and more than 500 km2 had been attacked.


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