21 January 2020, Lekiji village, Samburu county, Kenya - A goat grazing near a locust swarm flying in the North-Eastern Kenya. The desert locusts have swarmed in Kenya from Somalia and Ethiopia, destroying farmlands.
Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion. FAO scales up its emergency response with a massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa. Given the scale of the current swarms, aerial control is the only effective means to reduce the locust numbers.
Yellow locust are mature, and ready for mating and are laying eggs in the sand.
Pink locust are younger, and still need a lot of food (more dangerous for farms and green vegetation) to fully mature.
After laying eggs, small ones, next generation locust will be born after two weeks, approximately 200 newborns per mother locust. And so swarms will multiply.