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Southern Africa Braces for Locusts in 2016-2017 Growing Season

Few stuck-between-a-rock and-a-hard-place stories are as extraordinary as that of Zimbabwe’s food security situation.

Having experienced one of the worst droughts in its history last summer season, the country, meteorologists recently forecast, is facing the possibility of another disastrous coming season – this time due to floods.

And as if this is not enough, experts forecast that Zimbabwe and other Southern African countries are likely to be hit with migratory crop-eating pests in the 2016-17 season.

“Forecasts show that all migratory pests will be of great concern next year and may affect food security in Southern Africa,” said International Red Locust Control Organisation for Central and Southern Africa’s Moses Okhoba.


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