An army of worms!

Zambia has been invaded by an army of worms appropriately named Army worm. They come in millions and eat everything in their path, including crops such as maize. The only way to save the crops is chemical warfare, but these worms are stubborn! We have already sprayed our maize several times and yet they have managed to completely wipe out many acres. Many people can not afford this unexpected expense and their only defense is to dig trenches around their fields and hope for the best. The government has, as expected, been slow to respond and have not had the capacity to handle a disaster at this level. If these worms are not stopped soon 2013 will be a tough year for most Zambians with food shortages and high food prices.



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