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LAIKIPIA (Reuters) - Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but start-up The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits and bring "hope to the hopeless" whose crops and livelihoods are being destroyed by the insects.
Artificial intelligence already is making strides in the development of new drugs, and now the pesticide industry wants in on the action.
NAIROBI, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kenya on Tuesday vowed to intensify its operations against locusts across the country amid a new wave, an official said on Tuesday.
Desert locusts could serve as food. Not only are they nutritious, they're also better for the environment. Scientists in East Africa are looking into how to make them more commonplace.
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- A new generation of desert locusts, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as recurrent flooding threatened food security in Ethiopia, the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned.
NAIROBI, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Kenya said on Tuesday that the outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted all progress towards strengthening the management of disasters for enhanced community resilience.
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- "COVID-19, flooding and the locusts outbreak are creating a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia with many people unable to meet their daily food needs," an International Rescue Committee (IRC) statement read, adding that recent heavy rainfall has led to flooding, resulting in destruction of crops, loss of livestock and displacement.
MOGADISHU, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods caused by seasonal rains have affected about 191,800 people in Somalia since May and July, causing a humanitarian crisis in the regions affected, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday.
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The UN humanitarian agencies are seeking 186.2 million U.S. dollars to meet the immediate health and humanitarian needs of people affected by COVID-19 in Somalia.
MOGADISHU, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods caused by heavy rains have affected about 37,000 people in Somalia, causing a humanitarian crisis in the regions affected, the Somalia's Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday.