(CBN News) From India and Pakistan to Africa and the Middle East, farmers face a perfect storm. Already struggling with crippling coronavirus lockdowns, they face billions of locusts devouring crops and putting millions at risk.
The scenes out of parts of northern and central India this week were alarming to watch as billions of desert locusts descended on several states.
It’s India’s worst infestation in a quarter century, causing unprecedented devastation as the migratory pests devoured hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland.
“The problem with the locust group is that they eat up the leaves of crops standing in the agricultural fields. It also hurts animals subsequently,” said Bharat Singh, a farmer.