In East Sumba, pests have been destroying all crops, vegetable gardens, soybeans and corn for months.

For three years this scourge involving families and millions of grasshoppers has returned regularly with each harvest. During high population years, they feed and severely damage almost all crops, trees, shrubs and vegetable gardens.

Acres are destroyed in minutes; nothing is left!

The impact is enormous for these poor families since their income is not enough to buy additional food and other plants. Fear and stress drive people to meaningless actions.

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