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Wasps are protecting crops from famine-causing worms

Farmers are breeding wasps to protect their crops from destructive worms. Image: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Sebastien Malo

Freelance contributor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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A farmer holds a millet stalk infested by the millet head miner pest in her village of Borgo Beri, Niger, on Sept. 13, 2019.
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Farmer Ousseini Soumana shows millet he feeds a wasp that is a natural enemy of the millet head miner in Borgo Beri, Niger, on Sept. 13, 2019.
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Farmer Hassane Hima, known by his peers in the village of Borgo Beri, Niger as the king of millet, poses for a picture in front of his millet filed on Sept. 13, 2019.
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