The risk of the Fall armyworm to food security in Africa must be recognised and tackled with a holistic integrated pest management programme

Africa Focuses on Defeating Crop-Destroying American Fall Armyworm

By Still Hardy Published May 18, 2017 Unless urgently tackled, a rapidly spreading pest from the Americas shall rob Africa of an estimated US$3 Billion-worth of maizeĀ over the coming year. The pest, known as the Fall armyworm, is reported to attack more than 80 different plant species, including maize on which more than 200 million