Every increase in one degree of global warming will increase losses of crops to insects from 10% to 25%.
Workers sort coffee beans at a coffee estate in Ruiru, a suburb on the outskirts of Nairobi.
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Kenya needs to address spending inefficiencies to attain the goals outlined in the budget.
A swarm of roughly 40 million desert locusts can eat the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000 people.
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Eating locusts is an old strategy used to get food after locusts devastated crops, but things have changed.
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The pandemic has exposed how vulnerable we are to unexpected climate shocks.
Africa is home to a rich diversity of edible insects like mopani worms.
Insects have often been described with words like “disgusting” and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
Turns out three really is a crowd.
They are creepy and destructive little cannibals, so can mathematics help us avoid the next big locust plague?
Locust sits on a wheat stalk.
Insects have been in a feature in agriculture since the end of the 19th century. Using a combination of new and old control methods is the best way to deal with our food competitors.
This is just asking for trouble.
Few of us consider that having sex could result in a violent, instantaneous death. But in nature, where sex and violence are often two sides of the same coin, many animals are routinely subjected to such…