Ministry’s war against locusts gets major boost

From left; Bayer East Africa managing director Laurent Perrier, businessman Chris Kirubi, ASNET’s chairman Bimal Kantaria and deputy CEO Kepsa Martha Cheruto during the function to hand over the pesticides for fighting locusts in Nairobi this week.
 

Photo credit: Pool | Courtesy

What you need to know:

  • The Ministry of Agriculture received thousands of litres of a pesticide used in combating the pest.
  • Some 50,000 litres of the chemical would be used in Uganda. The Sh100 million donation targets 170,000 hectares. 
  • Agriculture CAS Jebii Kilimo said public-private partnership is critical in winning the war against the insects.

The government’s fight against desert locusts got a boost this week after the Ministry of Agriculture received thousands of litres of a pesticide used in combating the pest.

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