Desert Locust Control
Northern Kenya is experiencing its worst locust invasion for 70 years, and second-generation breeding is underway with uncountable hopper bands forming. Food security is threating 20 million people, along with their livestock, which for the majority is their only form of livelihood. The situation is extremely worrying!
UN Food and Agriculture Organization along with other organisations are working hard to get the situation under control. Tropic Air’s caravan is one of the many aircraft helping with the efforts. Daily surveillance operations are underway, which include hours of flying in transects, to identify and confirm the location and movements of the vast swarms, before deploying spray planes carrying pesticide.