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Innovative solutions for Zero Hunger

Agricultural innovation can have a pivotal role in creating a world free of hunger. This was the message FAO delivered today to...

Scientists confirm candidate parasitoid for the control of fall armyworm

A group of scientists have confirmed the first report of an egg parasitoid, Telenomus remus, in Africa which could prove an important biological weapon in the...

ZIM: Farmers urged to take preventive action against fall armyworm

Farmers in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province have been urged to spray their crops, amid reports of the fall armyworm having been detected in some parts...

Lower risk solutions to fight fall armyworm

This article was originally published in The Conversation.com. Click here to read the original article. Caterpillars of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), an invasive...

Integrated pest management of the fall armyworm

Farmer education and community action are critical elements in the strategy to sustainably manage fall armyworm (FAW) populations. This is especially true for smallholder...

Global actions needed to combat fall armyworm

Fighting fall armyworm (FAW) requires global efforts as the pest could spread to more countries, warn scientists. During the past two years, fall armyworm...

FAO calls for $23 million to scale up fall armyworm campaign

The fall armyworm (FAW) keeps spreading to larger areas in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and becomes more destructive as it feeds on more crops...

Monitoring the fall-, false and southern armyworm

A surveillance programme for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is currently underway and pheromone traps were placed in six provinces (Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape,...

Tackling fall armyworm with education

After Monash South Africa and Villa Crop South Africa joined hands for instructional reform late in 2017 they recently hosted a three-day workshop to...

#FactSheet: The fall armyworm in South Africa

The fall armyworm is a species in the order of Lepidoptera and is the larval life stage of a fall armyworm moth. Its scientific...