Call to Action: Partnering to Combat Fall Armyworm in Africa

bullet Last Updated: Nov 01, 2017
Learn more and join the call to action to combat fall armyworm in Africa.
Katherine Karambu – FTF KAVES.

An invasive crop pest is spreading across Africa. It threatens maize harvests in particular, and food security more broadly. It's called Fall Armyworm and we can do something about it.

Governments, businesses, civil society, the research community, and foundations must mobilize to assist Africans in combatting Fall Armyworm. To effectively manage this agricultural threat, we need to help African countries and farmers respond rapidly and prevent major damage before it greatly affects the world’s food supply and exacerbates global poverty and hunger.

The good news is, we largely know how to solve this issue. The Americas have successfully controlled the pest and have a lot of know-how and experiences to share. By working together, we can help Africa tackle this challenge and build resilience to manage future agricultural threats.

Learn more about this crop pest, why it’s a problem, and what we’re doing about it in this fact sheet

Be a part of the solution. Join the call to action by sending us an email at fallarmyworm@usaid.gov to tell us what you can bring to the table.