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Mozambique: FAO defends joint response to locust plague

The representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Mozambique (FAO) defended a joint response between the countries of southern Africa to face the locust plague in the region, warning of its rapid spread.

“Insects move very quickly and can cross borders without anyone noticing in less than 24 hours. Therefore, this part of the regional coordination is a very important component to stop the spread, ”said Hernâni Coelho da Silva, in an interview with Lusa in Maputo.

In southern Africa, in addition to Malawi and Tanzania, the “red locust” plague already affects four districts in two provinces of Mozambique, namely Sofala and Niassa.

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