Saturday, 29 December 2012

Army worms invade Zambian maize fields

24 December 2012 Last updated at 17:45

There are fears that Zambia's maize harvest could be decimated by an invasion of army worms, so named because they eat most vegetation in their way.

Maize is a staple crop in Zambia and any threat to the harvest could push the country towards food insecurity.

BBC Africa's Mutuna Chanda reports from Lusaka.

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