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Perception and Management Strategies of the Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith (1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Maize, Millet and Sorghum by Farmers in Western Burkina Faso

Since it was first detected in Africa in early 2016,…

´╗┐Horizon scanning for prioritising invasive alien species with potential to threaten agriculture and biodiversity in Ghana

Understanding smallholders’ responses to fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) invasion: Evidence from five African countries

Supporting the implementation of the Plant Health Strategy for Africa

Robust plant health systems and reduced pest and disease risks contribute to better livelihoods, food security, increased trade, and the protection of biodiversity in Africa. However, challenges faced by the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council of the African Union (AU-IAPSC) prevent them from fulfilling these. Challenges include the absence of clear national and regional coordination frameworks of National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) which are underfunded and unequipped to implement international standards, and insufficient scientific and research capacity to address and apply sanitary and phytosanitary measures. In this project, CABI is providing technical expertise to help the AU-IAPSC implement the Plant Health Strategy for Africa as part of an effort to improve regional coordination, strengthen the capacity of NPPOs and ensure SPS security.

Updated assessment of potential biopesticide options for managing fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Africa

The apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata: an evidence note on invasiveness and potential economic impacts for East Africa