Millions of Kenyans in Need of Food as Locusts Ravage Farmlands

The number of acutely food-insecure people in need of emergency food assistance has also increased throughout 2019 from an estimated 1.1 million in February to 1.6 million in May and 2.6 million by July, according to a study titled "The Potential of Agroecology to Build Climate-resilient Livelihoods and Food Systems". This happens at a time when the region is battling to eliminate locusts which have wreaked havoc for over eight months. The pests devour grasslands and pose a huge threat to livestock and food security.

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A farmer inspects his tomatoes in his greenhouse on his farm in Mathakwa-ini in Tetu (file photo).

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