THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has released $400,000 to supplement the Government's effort in the fight against the fall armyworm in some parts of the country.
The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization fears that an outbreak of fall armyworm in Zimbabwe will affect food security in a country where more than 5 million are already in need of foo
Lilongwe — Malawi Government says through the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has managed to eradicate the Fall Army worm outbreaks in the 2018-2019 farming season.
Government has come to the rescue of farmers in Manicaland by providing pesticides to control the outbreak of the African armyworm which has so far damaged four hectares of maize.
Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a crop pest native to the Americas, which has invaded and spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa within two years. Recent estimates of 20–50% maize yield loss in Africa suggest severe impact on livelihoods.
Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.
A study was conducted to identify the new invasive pest infesting maize in Gujarat, India.
Corruption, just like climate change and crop pests, is a major threat to Africa's dream of kicking out hunger by 2030.
Since the last few years, farmers in the Yavatmal region of Maharashtra have been challenged by pests like the pink bollworm on cotton which is assuming menacing proportions, and this year too
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