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  • Your give me a ticket.

  • Tow back.

  • Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades.

  • They've been devouring crops and other vegetation, ruining lively hoods of local farmers.

  • But one startup called the Bug picture is working to bring hope by harvesting the locus on turning them into animal feed on organic fertilizer.

  • Three idea sounds simple enough.

  • The locus of first harvested, then crushed, dried and milled into powder, which is then turned into protein rich animal feed.

  • The insects are collected at night by torchlight when they are resting on shrubs and trees.

  • Harvesting during the day is out of the question.

  • Albert Lemus Alani is a field coordinator working for the bug picture.

  • Biological Behavior of Locust is that they start roosting in the winning from 6 30.

  • Andi, uh, upto upto eight in the following day.

  • 89 So where we normally like toe have them try to start getting azaleas 5 30 Because they are.

  • They're sleeping.

  • They're weak.

  • They can't move.

  • They can just be picked.

  • You can check the trees and call.

  • It's easier for them to call.

  • You can't collect lockers during the media because they keep on flying.

  • Abdi Abdi guy is programs offset at NGO Sap Cone We're doing the question of the locust after collecting them from the community of local communities last night and after crushing them.

  • Now they'll be dried up after drying.

  • Now they'll be taking four million million.

  • Now is right now it will be processed into powder, and now it will be packed.

  • Then the formulation.

  • Now start from there, where the desert the locust powder is being added.

  • Other components to form animal feed on organic fertilizer for farms.

  • Swarms of between 40 and 80 million Locusts per square kilometer control up to 93 miles per day.

  • But the insects are also protein rich, which makes them ideal for animal feed.

  • Broadcast didn't have, like 70% of protein, so it's substitute the biggest program.

  • The most expensive part off animal feed is the protein, the Bug Project partners with local farmers to harvest the Locusts.

  • Locals received 50 shillings or 46 US cents for every £2 collected between February 1st and February 18th 2021.

  • The project oversaw the harvest of 1.3 tons of Locusts another way of controlling them is spraying Locusts with pesticides before they can fly.

  • But the chemicals can damage other insects on the environment.

  • The bug picture is targeting swarms of five hectares or less in inhabited areas not suitable for spraying.

  • But while the project offers a more sustainable approach to help farmers fight back against the locus, the root of the problem is climate change, scientists say.

  • Warmer Cesaire creating more rain, waking dormant eggs, cyclones that disperse the swarms are also getting stronger on more frequent.

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