For the past few weeks, locusts have been swarming across East Africa with farmers in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya now counting losses. The devastating insects are moving fast through the region and have reached Tanzania and Uganda. Masokoyi Wasswa, Chief Administrative Officer of Amudat District which is one of the areas affected, joins CNBC Africa for more.
There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in sub-Saharan Africa. But the development of edible insects as a food industry has been very slow, despite its many potential benefits.