Army worms threaten Zambia’ food security


The government of Zambia is in tag war in order to rescue maize fields  from  army worms that are destroying every crop.

On Wednesday, President Edgar Lungu directed the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit(DMMU) to join the Ministry of Agriculture in an emergency operation to curb the spread of army worms that have invaded some districts in the country.

Chipata District Agriculture Coordinator Michael Ngulube confirmed to local media of country that some officers from the Ministry of Agriculture have already moved in to spray the pests.

Mr Ngulube said that what was needed was new chemicals because the officers have been using old chemicals that remained last year.

While Vice President Inonge Wina has asked a quick eradicating of the Army Worms that are a big threat to the country’s food security.

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