Quelea quelea birds gorging on rice in Mwea

Solutions: Drones, noisemakers, aeroplanes, new varieties with spiky leaves that prick the predators

In Summary

• Rice farms in Mwea pay Sh800 a day per acre for people to scare away the quelea quelea bird for 45 days  a season. 

• Rice breeders say this is increasing the cost of production, currently at Sh60,000 to Sh70, 000.  


It's the attack of the quelea quelea birds.

Red-billed quelea quelea birds are causing destruction in the Mwea Irrigation Scheme where rice farmers are counting losses. And elsewhere...

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