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Unam seeks locust outbreak solutions

Unam seeks locust outbreak solutions

Eba Kandovazu

THE University of Namibia (Unam) appears to be fresh out of ideas and is calling on students to find creative and innovative solutions to solve the current locust outbreak in the Zambezi Region.


The situation, known as the African Migratory Locust outbreak, has so far stripped 500 hectares of grazing land.


Video: Sililo Mubiana at Zambezi Region


“Controlling the outbreak faces numerous challenges such as logistical challenges and some pesticides causing harm to animals and the environment. This is a call for our Unam community’s combined brain power to solve the problem with creative and innovative ideas,” the statement issued by Unam today reads.


In addition, the university is requesting for the temporary use of equipment such as drones to use during the outbreak.


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