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BBC Our World – Kenya’s Locust Hunters (2020)

BBC Our World 2020 Kenyas Locust Hunters

East Africa has seen the worst invasion of desert locusts for decades and there are warnings of even larger swarms to come. Millions of people across the region, who are already feeling the impact of coronavirus and floods, will now face increased hunger and poverty. Just an average swarm can eat the same in a day as 2,500 people in a year.

We join Albert, a Samburu herdsman turned locust hunter, as he struggles to track the pests that have been decimating crops and pastures across his native northern Kenya. It is a race against time to exterminate this generation before they breed another, larger and even more voracious generation.

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