Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza says there is a need to re-think government’s farming strategy.
Professor Johnnie van den Berg, says the infestation of what is believed to be red-headed blister beetles at Tlapeng village, outside Mahikeng, is caused by climate change and the recent torrential rains.
A handful of major states resisted pressure on Sunday to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a United Nations climate summit ground to a close, angering smaller countries and a growing protest movement that is pushing for emergency action.
African Ministers at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid Spain have called on parties not to abandon their ambitions in their search for compromise.
As pressure grows on rich countries to help vulnerable nations cope with worsening weather disasters and rising seas, the Green Climate Fund expects to expand its backing for projects that can tackle such “loss and damage”, said its executive director.