The Western Cape Department of Agriculture says it has made R5 million available to provide support to farmers to fight off a devastating locust plague.
The funds will be used to provide affected farmers with PPE, sprayer pumps, and aerial spraying support.
MEC Ivan Meyer says the swarms of locusts have now migrated into the Calitzdorp, Ladismith, and Oudtshoorn areas while the Swellendam and Barrydale areas are also under threat.
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[MEDIA RELEASE]📢 The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has commits R5M to combat locust infestation in the Karoo.
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— WC Dept of Agriculture (@WCGovAgri) March 17, 2022