Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Two threats highlighted in the shadow of COVID-19.

Abstract

This article discusses two major threats to agricultural production in Pacific island countries which are African swine fever (ASF) and fall armyworm (FAW). With global attention on COVID-19, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is ensuring critical attention is given to serious and emerging regional threats to food security. Both ASF and FAW continue to warrant significant attention, even as the world responds to the pandemic. If left unaddressed, their potential to cause further and significant harm to an ever-increasing number of people will increase.