minister says nation’s agricultural input increases by 7 % for the past couple of years.

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HARGEISA–Somaliland government has expressed fears that the cycle of locust invasion in some parts of the country could repeat in the next rainy season.

This is due to locust leaving behind wingless nymph that could begin swarming next rainy season.

The minister of agriculture, Ahmed Mumin Seed said the fear of national wide disaster that these nymphs left behind by the locust swarms may precipitate.

He added that some of the nymphs have been spotted in some parts of the coastal areas in SL.

In a press conference on Tuesday, the minister said that they called the int’l local organization to assist them to tackle this issue head on.

He also urged the public to inform on the authorities any sighting of the locust nymphs while announcing a conference on this issue.

On the other hand, Mr. Mumin said that the nation’s agricultural output increased by 7 percent in the last two years compared to previous five years.

He affirmed that all the regions in Somaliland have enough crops in stock for this year.

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