On patrol with Kenya's locust hunters


A low-flying plane sprays pesticideImage copyright
Georgina Smith

Desert locusts in their millions are devouring their body weight in vegetation every day in Kenya. As spring breeding draws to a close it is now a race against time to kill their eggs before they hatch.

Tracking the insects is an art in itself, with daily surveillance operations across the country scrambling to confirm the latest coordinates of swarms before deploying spray planes to destroy them with pesticide.

Ambrose Ngetich and Captain Iltasayon Neepe look out from the cockpit of a helicopterImage…



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