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<Music> <SpeakerChange> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Speech_Music_Female> in the distance. <Speech_Female> Locusts worm can <Speech_Female> look like a black site <Speech_Female> then <Speech_Female> by the time you're in the middle <Speech_Female> of it. They're everywhere <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Female> on the grind <Speech_Female> air <Speech_Female> on plants <Speech_Female> trees. David <Speech_Female> got in my shoes. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> The ones in Uganda <Speech_Female> Armitage. Were <Speech_Female> so close up <Speech_Female> there yellow and <Speech_Female> bigger than you'd imagine. <Speech_Female> I think <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> it's like nothing <Speech_Music_Female> I've ever experienced <Speech_Music_Female> before. <Speech_Music_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Female> The <Speech_Female> desert locust is <Speech_Female> actually type of grasshopper <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> accepted moves in <Speech_Female> swarms <Speech_Female> desert locusts. <Speech_Female> Cross the <Speech_Female> Red Sea last <Speech_Female> year coming <Speech_Female> to East Africa <Speech_Female> from Yemen. <Speech_Female> They've now reached <Speech_Female> at least eight. <Speech_Female> African countries <Speech_Female> including Somalia <Speech_Female> Kenya <Speech_Female> Ethiopia. <Speech_Female> Uganda sightsee <Speech_Female> non Tanzania <Speech_Female> and even <Speech_Female> the Democratic Republic <Speech_Female> of Congo <Speech_Music_Female> during <Speech_Female> Naito to be billions <Speech_Female> of locusts in <Speech_Music_Female> east Africa <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Female> a swarm <Speech_Female> of locusts covering <Speech_Female> one square kilometer <Speech_Female> contains <Speech_Female> foresee million <Speech_Female> locusts. That <Speech_Female> can eat the same <Speech_Female> food in one <Speech_Female> day as thirty five <Speech_Female> thousand people <Speech_Female> while <Speech_Female> two older locus. <Speech_Female> Don't do <Speech_Female> that. Which are mainly <Speech_Female> the type that are any <Speech_Female> staff. Got The moment <Speech_Female> they're laying <Speech_Female> eggs <Speech_Female> and so the new <Speech_Female> focus are GONNA <Speech_Female> be born from. Those <Speech_Female> eggs are <Speech_Female> likely to eat a <Speech_Female> lot more <Speech_Female> if not <Speech_Female> properly tackled <Speech_Female> the. Un is saying <Speech_Female> that the locusts <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> could multiply five <Speech_Female> hundred times by <Speech_Female> June so <Speech_Female> that could have terrible <Speech_Female> consequences for <Speech_Female> people's <SpeakerChange> food <Speech_Music_Female> livelihoods. <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> This is the biggest <Speech_Female> focus. Daybreak <Speech_Female> in most of the <Speech_Female> countries in east Africa <Speech_Female> in decades <Speech_Female> international <Speech_Female> organizations <Speech_Female> are calling for more <Speech_Female> money. Different <Speech_Female> governments <Speech_Female> sending people out with pesticide <Speech_Female> essentially <Speech_Female> in some countries. <Speech_Female> They have airplanes <Speech_Female> to do <Speech_Female> an in other <Speech_Female> countries. It's <SpeakerChange> just people <Speech_Female> on I <Speech_Music_Male> <Music> <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> and Uganda. <Speech_Female> The government has deployed <Speech_Female> the army <Speech_Female> on day launch <Speech_Female> nighttime <Speech_Female> early morning operations <Speech_Female> while <SpeakerChange> the locusts <Speech_Female> sexy thing <Speech_Male> you <Speech_Male> know I want <Speech_Male> to look <Speech_Male> you have to make sure <Speech_Music_Male> that I <Speech_Music_Male> resent <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> your as <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> possible. Before <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Sunshine <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Com <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> you know the <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> oldest active <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> windy <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> audit but <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> when Sunshine Com. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> They <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> become more weight <Speech_Music_Male> and you may not <Speech_Male> actually do <Speech_Male> the work of <SpeakerChange> spring <Silence> in kiddy them. <Speech_Female> People <Speech_Female> have been speculating. <Speech_Female> About why this <Speech_Female> locus worm <Speech_Female> has happened now <Speech_Female> but the UN has <Speech_Female> said that <Speech_Female> it can <Speech_Female> be climate change related <Speech_Female> dot. They're <Speech_Female> helping abnormal <Speech_Female> rains. Which <Speech_Female> are good fruit <Speech_Female> locus to multiply <Speech_Female> and <Speech_Female> then also <Speech_Female> countries are getting hotter <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Music_Female> and dot <SpeakerChange> so good <Speech_Music_Female> for locusts <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> for me. The surprising <Speech_Female> part about covering <Speech_Female> the story <Speech_Female> was that <Speech_Female> some of the people <Speech_Female> I interviewed <Speech_Female> some of the farmers. <Speech_Female> Omay seem <Speech_Female> quite excited <Speech_Female> about having seen <Speech_Female> the locusts <Speech_Female> locust recent <Speech_Female> thing that they had just <Speech_Female> heard about from their grandparents <Speech_Female> and freedom <Speech_Female> to get to see it <Speech_Female> was actually quite exciting <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> having said that <Speech_Female> the way <Speech_Female> they explained it is that <Speech_Female> this was just <Speech_Female> one of many climate <Speech_Female> related problems <Speech_Female> that they've been <Speech_Female> suffering from the past <Speech_Female> few years <Speech_Female> including dry <Speech_Female> particularly <Speech_Female> and so <Speech_Female> they're kind of getting <Speech_Female> used in a weird <Speech_Female> way to having <Speech_Female> to deal with these things. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> That <Speech_Female> was Sally Haydon. <Speech_Female> And that's all <Speech_Female> today <Speech_Female> my thanks to Simon <Speech_Female> Parkin and Sally <Speech_Female> Haydon. <Speech_Female> This episode was produced <Speech_Female> by Nikola Kelly <Speech_Female> Elizabeth Casson. <Speech_Music_Female> <Advertisement> And Courtney <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> USA sound <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> design was by <Speech_Music_Female> chambers and <Speech_Music_Female> <Advertisement> Axel Cocoon <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> the executive <Speech_Female> producers. <Speech_Music_Female> <Advertisement> I'll fill may not <Speech_Music_Female> <Advertisement> aniko Jackson. <Speech_Music_Female> <SpeakerChange> We'll be back <Speech_Music_Male> tomorrow.

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