Tag: food crisis

Zimbabwe gets $7m COVID-19 lifeline from World Bank

The World Bank will grant $7 million to Zimbabwe to help it fight the new coronavirus outbreak that is expected to worsen an already struggling economy and food crisis, a bank spokesman said on Wednesday.

East Africa braces for more locust infestation amid COVID-19 pandemic

Experts have warned that a second wave of desert locusts, 20 times bigger than the first one, will soon ravage farms in East Africa. According to estimates from scientists, the new swarms expected to hatch in May will be 400 times bigger by June if successive generations are not eliminated. Nick Kwolek, Founder of KwolCo joins CNBC Africa for more.

How technology can help solve East Africa’s locust invasion crisis

It is over two months now since locusts started to swarm across East Africa, destroying crops and increasing the prospects of a major food crisis. Pest Management Specialist, Sir Gordon Conway joins CNBC Africa to share his insights into how they can be dealt with.