• 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...