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Bay and Bakol farmers complain over increased number of pests

Storyline:National News

Farmers in Bay and Bakol regions express concern over an increased number pests that directly affect and destroy their products.
Some of the farmers that have been taking seminar on positive agricultural produce in Baidoa told the media that their production is faced with serious threats that hamper and reduce the efficiency of agricultural output.
The farmers stated that they sent appeal to the ministry of Agriculture to come up with measures of controlling the impacts of pests and diseases they spread but nothing was done by the ministry.
The farmers jointly called the ministry of agriculture to immediately intervene and provide the drugs used to fight pests and diseases.
Pests and diseases have impacts on agricultural produce which directly brings variation in the prices of the production.
Pests and diseases can often have significant negative impacts on food security and nutrition in developing countries