Monday
March 1
2021

Analysis: Kenyan Farmers Are Turning Crop-Eating Locusts Into Sustainable Animal Feed

When Laura Stanford heard stories from Kenyan farmers about the devastation that the locust infestation had on their crops, the first thing she noticed was the level of despair and helplessness.

So she helped come up with a sustainable way for communities who lost their livelihoods to turn a profit — by turning the very pest that killed their crops into animal feed.

“It was a thing that an individual could do to somehow make a difference in the face of this terrible, terrible thing that was happening to them, to their communities, their neighbours, the country as a whole,” Stanford, the co-founder of The Bug Picture, told As It Happens host Carol Off.

Photo courtesy of P. Casier.

Source: CBC (link opens in a new window)

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Environment
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agribusiness, agriculture, environment, sustainability, sustainable business