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Chinese researchers develop new method to control fall armyworm

Chinese researchers have developed a more targeted approach to control fall armyworm by using drones to spray a new kind of granular pesticide, according...

Scientists develop innovative solution against fall armyworm in Africa

Scientists at a Nairobi-based international insect research institute on Tuesday announced an innovative solution in the fight against the invasive fall armyworm. ...

Greater Effort Needed To Fight Armyworm In Spite Of Progress Made

A major new report published by CABI has today revealed that losses due to fall armyworm are lower than projected in 2017 and the...

FAO Reiterates Its Commitment to Fighting Fall Armyworm

The Volta Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has said it is prepared for any attack by fall armyworm this farming...

Fall Armyworm: Ghana must seek bio-rational products

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture says it has shifted its focus from synthetic insecticides to bio-rational products, for the management of the Fall...

Ghana must work towards managing fall armyworms

Ms Regina Eddy, Policy and Engagement Coordinator of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) Taskforce of the USAID Bureau of Food Security, says the pest has...

MOFA And FAO Grimly Determined To Combat Fall Armyworm

Mr. Abebe Haile Gabriel, FAO representative to Ghana has on Wednesday 10th January, 2018, made a presentation of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to MoFA,...
Planting for food and jobs

3 Northern regions experience Food insecurity and malnutrition

It is unfortunate but true that the three regions of the North continue to experience food insecurity and malnutrition. The Upper East Region for...

UN launches partnership for fall armyworm early management

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday launched a partnership with ministries of agriculture to enable early management of fall armyworm (FAW)...

Fall Armyworm Destroy 6,000 Hectares Maize Farm In C/R

One thousand hectares of the 6,000 hectares maize farm in the Central Region had been completely destroyed by the fall armyworm. Mr Richard Baffour Asare,...
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Poor Management of Armyworm Could Result in Maize Shortage in Africa

CABI has today (7 September 2017) confirmed that Fall Armyworm (FAW) has been reported in 28 African countries, following the pest’s arrival in Africa...

Dr Clottey Suggests Alternatives to Curbing Fall Armyworm

Dr Victor Clottey, the Regional Coordinator of the Centre for Agriculture International (CABI), has called for a more diversified means of controlling the invasion...
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AU calls for joint efforts in fight against fall armyworm

The African Union (AU) has said it is very concerned that the Fall Armyworm is likely to worsen the stress faced by millions of...
Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2015 shows a truck loaded with sacks of agricultural produce along the muddy Sironko-Mbale road at Bugusege trading centre, eastern Uganda. As a country where over 80% of the population relies on agriculture, the Uganda government is prioritizing growth of infrastructure to economically viable areas to ease access to the markets. (Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Quick Action Needed To Stem Army Worm Invasion

Stakeholders have warned that the growing menace of the Fall Armyworm could derail government’s programme to boost agriculture production and to create jobs. Speaking to...