Locust outbreak

Posted : 2021-04-09 16:30 Updated : 2021-04-09 16:30
Stephen Mudoga, 12, the son of a farmer, chases away a swarm of locusts on his farm as he returns home from school, at Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. It's the beginning of the planting season in Kenya, but delayed rains have brought a small amount of optimism in the fight against the locusts, which pose an unprecedented risk to agriculture-based livelihoods and food security in the already fragile Horn of Africa region, as without rainfall the swarms will not breed. AP

A locust lands on a plant leaf at a farm in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

A farmer's daughter throws a rock to chase away swarms of locusts from her crops in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

Locusts take flight in the morning in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

A farmer watches swarms of desert locusts that invaded his farm in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. farmer watches swarms of desert locusts that invaded his farm in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

Members of the National Youth Service spray pesticide on locusts at a farm in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

A boy holds locusts he has caught to be sold as poultry feed to a local vendor in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

Stephen Mudoga, 12, the son of a farmer, chases locusts as he returns home from school, at Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

A boy holds locusts he has caught to be sold as poultry feed to a local vendor in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

A woman catches locusts to be sold as poultry feed to a local vendor, on a farm in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

A farmer's daughter shows locusts she caught to be sold as poultry feed to a local vendor in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

A farmer's daughter carries bags of locusts she caught to be sold as poultry feed to a local vendor in Elburgon, in Nakuru county, Kenya Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP