The affected community is the Bokora from Napak, who have been grazing their animals in the areas of Teso. But amidst raids by the Karamojong rustlers which forced a score of people in Kabelebyong district to flee their homes, the pastoralists have been forced to evacuate Teso, pushing them back to the drylands in Napak district.
The farmers who are getting seeds from Operation Wealth Creation, OWC, NUSAF 3 and partners are worried that their seeds might not get ample rains since they don’t have any means of opening land apart from using hand hoes.
The yellowish-green winged insects have massively destroyed the leaves on the hedge plants which are a common feature around homes and schools in the region. Sap from the shrub is used by the locals in the treatment of wounds.