The locust swarms, which matures and lay eggs, pose thread to farmers during this planting season.
Farmers in Trans Nzoia county have found it hard to balance between social distancing, desert locusts and planting season with increasing prices of seedling and fertilizers. The government announced social distancing as key measure in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic
They lo urged sugar companies to collaborate with the government and ensure that all measures to curb the disease are in place, to avoid events that may lead to closure, which will also lead to loses.
Farmers have every reason to smile even as try whether conditions reduce the supply of tomatoes, thus increasing prices.
However, in the countries of Uganda and Tanzania, the situation is less worrying.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya ordered the milk processor to increase milk prices from the current the Shs.25 to Shs.33 per liter.
Reports show birds are the most essential biological means of fighting locusts.