The fall armyworm is now present in 38 African nations, including the Cape Verde Islands (Deutsche Welle, November 24, 2017). The worms are extremely destructive and feed on over 80 plant species, including the all-important staple crop of maize (corn). Experts fear that half of Africa’s agricultural crops could be destroyed by the blight in years to come—wiping out billions of dollars in income for mostly small farms. The implications of this devastating infestation include job loss, financial ruin and starvation!
However, the time is coming when the returning Jesus Christ will bring about a restoration of the environment and destructive infestations will end (see Isaiah 35; Amos 9:13-15). To learn more about the good news that lies ahead, read or listen to The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like?