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Investigating the feasibility of developing a collective action for biological control of fall armyworm among smallholder farmers in rural communities of Zambia

Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, an alien invasive pest from the Americas,…

Comparative effects of biopesticides on fall armyworm management and larval parasitism rates in northern Ghana

The outbreak of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, in Africa has led…

CABI shares expertise at FAO’s Global Symposium on Sustainable Fall Armyworm Control

Early warning pest alerts and Integrated Pest Management advice contributes to greater food security in Ghana

Village-based biological control of fall armyworm in Zambia

The damage caused by fall armyworm leads to significant yield losses for Zambian smallholder farmers during every crop cycle. While chemical pesticides are used against fall armyworm, these can cause overarching negative effects. This project aims to increase food security and safety for smallholder farmers in Zambia, by providing nature-based solutions to manage this devastating pest in maize crops.

Project advocates village-based biological control of fall armyworm in Zambia