ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects it will have the record desert locust swarms that have plagued East Africa under control by the end of the year. FILE - Locusts are seen in a sorghum farm in Jawaha village near Kamise town Amhara region, Ethiopia, Oct. 15, 2020. "At the moment we are now increasing the number of assets that we make available to government to control it. Kebede added that regional agriculture officials have trained farmers in how to control swarms using pesticides. The FAO in Ethiopia has received $47.3 million, enough funding to cover operations until the beginning of next year.
Source: Ethiopian News October 21, 2020 15:11 UTC