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Fall Armyworm is spreading fast across SSA, devastating crops and farmers’ livelihoods. The pest may eventually spread to the Middle East and Europe. In a Podcast , Allan Hruska is the Principal Technical Coordinator on the Fall Armyworm response at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). He explains how the app works to help farmers …
Post Date: 2020-12-28 20:04:26
Author: Geoffrey Anyanda
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Exotic invasive insect herbivores have the potential to interfere with existing herbivores-natural enemies’ interactions in new environments. Understanding the acceptability and suitability of a new invasive pest such as Fall Armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to the existing parasitoids-maize stemborers interactions is the first step in elucidating the impact that this exotic …
Post Date: 2020-12-19 06:56:05
Author: Bonoukpoè Mawuko Sokame
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As the sole international standards setting body for plant health, the IPPC works closely with FAO, national and regional plant health authorities, academia and private sector representatives to lower the risks of further FAW spread to new territories. In particular, actions of the IPPC community target about 20 countries in Europe, Near East and North …
Post Date: 2020-12-13 18:51:17
Author: Geoffrey Anyanda
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Pest occurrences are usually infrequent. The possibility of obtaining real control plots isn’t possible.
Post Date: 2020-12-11 09:25:43
Author: Steve Agong
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Most households, including female-headed families in SSA, rely on income from subsistence farming to support payment of key livelihood activities, including school fees for children.
Post Date: 2020-12-10 09:34:36
Author: Geoffrey Anyanda
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Fall armyworm is a highly destructive pest that favours feeding on the leaves, stems, and cobs of maize and other crops in the graminae family. In 2019, a Framework of strategic Communication during pest outbreaks was developed to support learning from the fall armyworm outbreak and offer guidance to countries on managing communications about future …
Post Date: 2020-12-10 09:19:39
Author: Geoffrey Anyanda

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