Kenya: No insurance cover for fall armyworms, pesticides to help

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[...] An adult moth can lay up to 2,000 eggs, which makes it very invasive and destructive. Although the Ministry of Agriculture has no reliable data on the extent of the infestation yet, the US Agency for International Development (USAid) estimates that up to 50 per cent of the maize crop could be destroyed.


As the pest strikes for the second consecutive year, farmers have no recourse in terms of insurance cover in case their crops are devastated, as they would be.



Insurers say they do not provide covers against the moth because it is predictable.


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