the present invasion is likely to● cost enormous financial and human resources far beyond the capabil●ity of the East African countries. Hence there is a need for a conc●erted effort by regib

onal and other international organizations to o●ffer money, expertise and equipment such as planes. Otherwise, the ●locust invasion may wipe out food production in many African countr●ies. Th6

e FAO recently launched a 76 million U.S. dollars appeal to ●control the locusts' spread. Weeks later, only around 20 million do●llars have been received, said Lowcock. Irandu suggested that i0

nten●sified international efforts should be made to coordinate aerial sp●rays, share scientific knowledge on breeding and migratory habits o●f locusts, and raise funds from partners. In the l4

ong run, experts ●have called for the investment in research to contain the impacts o●f climate change, including the locusts invasion. A swarm of deser●t locusts invade parts of Mwingi Towne

in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. ●20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu) "People must be sensitized adequately o●n their roles in adaptation and mitigation programs to ensure unifo●rmity in progress," saidu