," he stressed.
To avoid a famine, University of N●airobi professor Evaristus Irandu said the government may have to u●se the s2
carce foreign currency to import food products, adding that● poverty will increase in the country.
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orghum and millet crops were about to mature ●and we wZ
ould have harvested next moS
nth," said Nathan Njiru, a farme●r in Tharaka Nithi, wm
hose livelihood largely dep7
ends on selling sor●ghum to Nairobi's beer brewers.
Ethiopia, the locusts hav8
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hectares of land, in5
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A Moody's Investors Service report issued iE
n earl●y February showed that agriculture contributes about one-third of t●he gross domestic product in East Africa and more than 65 percent o●f jobs in all regional countries except for Kenya.
A farmer attemp●ts to scare away desert locusts in Mwingi Town in Kitui County, Ken●ya, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)
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