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Locusts – An Agricultural and Food Security Threat Underway

Touch the Soil News #1540 (Feature photo – Locust Swarms – By CSIRO, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35486123)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is warning over the risks of crop devastations by locusts. Locusts pose a threat to 20 percent of the Earths land surface and 65 of the world’s poorest countries. You can read the emergency bulletin here:

http://www.fao.org/food-chain-crisis/how-we-work/plant-protection/locusts/en/

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