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EU injects additional $17mn to tackle desert locusts ravaging East Africa

The European Union has released an additional 15 million euros to the fight against desert locusts in East Africa ahead of a potential new wave of swarms in the region. This comes after the EU granted 11 million euros back in February of this year for the same. The Food and Agriculture Organisation is one of the bodies set to receive the funds for this and CNBC Africa spoke to Cyril Ferrand, Senior Technical Officer and Team Leader for Eastern Africa Resilience for more.


Tue Jul 14 2020 | 10:21:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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