Tens of millions of people face imminent death from starvation in several African nations. The UN and other aid agencies such as Oxfam are appealing for a massive relief effort.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Crop destroying caterpillar rapidly spreading across Africa; maize production endangered
New research announced by scientists at CABI (Center for Agriculture and Bioscience Information) confirms that a recently introduced crop-destroying armyworm caterpillar is now spreading rapidly across Mainland Africa and could spread to tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, becoming a major threat to agricultural trade worldwide. Story here.