Farmers Fight Back: Making Animal Feed From A Locust Plague
Locust has been a long going issue for a long time. They consume large amounts of vegetation and crops in their path. Scientists have even stated the number of these insects is only growing. The eggs of locusts hatch more in warm, damp climates which makes Kenya an ideal place for them to thrive. Kenya is overwhelmed by the increased numbers of these bugs, but a solution has helped the community deal with these insects.
Farmers are collecting locusts at night when they are sleeping and do not move very much. After collecting the bugs, they are crushed and turned in grains for animal feed. This way farmers can still feed their livestock and even make a profit from it. The insects are high in proteins too, which is very beneficial when raising animals. Though there is still a lot of locusts still around, this practice allows to reduce their numbers and help farmers continue to make a living.