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Extension campaign helps nearly 61,500 farmers in Ghana increase maize productivity

CABI-led study creates first forecasting models targeting Fall Armyworm larval stages for Africa to help fight against devastating pest

Opportunities for natural enemy to fight devastating fall armyworm, review highlights

CABI to assess biological controls in fight against diamondback moth, fall and beet armyworms in Malaysia

Enhancing technical capacity for monitoring and managing fall armyworm in Bangladesh

Fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, is an incredibly highly invasive pest that feeds on over 80 plant species. Favouring maize and wheat, this caterpillar devastates crops and consequently affects the food security of smallholder farmers and the country. In Bangladesh, maize is the second most important crop which is grown on over 500,000 hectares. With the FAW’s ability to spread quickly, if not managed early, it can damage up to 80% of crops. In this project, CABI provided essential support in increasing the resilience of livelihoods in Bangladesh against the threats and crises caused by the FAW invasion in the country.  

Integrated Pest Management is best approach to fighting fall armyworm pest in Botswana, new study reveals