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e worst in 25 years in Somalia and Ethiopia, where t〓he insectsH

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ra〓tive secretary heading the State Department for Crop 〓Development under Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture, sa〓id the government will work with the FAO to train 600〓 chemical spraying personnel. "Aerial spraD

ying of the〓 pesticide in the last two months is yet to achieve d〓esired results, thus we need to devise innovative str〓ategies like the use of the trainees, farmers and ext〓ension workers to conduct ground spraying starting wi〓th northern counties of Isiolo, Marsabit, Turkana and〓 Wajir," he said. "My crops had done well following t〓he heavy rains and I w1

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ame and ate away my hop〓e," BeatriceK

Ngari, a farmer in Embu, centp

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ral Kenya, 〓told Xinhua. But Ngari was unaware that it is also th〓e predicament of many farmers across Kenya, Somalia, 〓Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda. The rains〓 between October and January served to provide a favo〓U

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rable environment for locusts to breed and thrive, in〓cluding properly moist soils for them to lay eggs in 〓millions before migration aw