The locust swarms plaguing East Africa could cost Uganda $218.3m in lost revenue from crops.
The Uganda Media Centre said based on export revenues earned in 2018, if no action was taken potential losses from maize would be $106.8m. For cotton the figure is $44.3m, for simsim (sesame) it would be $26.6m and for fruit and vegetables it would be $40.6m.
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