Combatting Fall Armyworm

October 19th, 2017

Fall Armyworm (FAW) is an invasive and damaging pest endemic to the Americas that is spreading across Africa, particularly targeting maize, a vital staple crop. Feed the Future strengthens the capacity of African communities, institutions and governments to manage FAW through a range of sustainable and effective Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies that protect people and the environment. By mobilizing our collective experience, knowledge, and resources to control FAW and limit its spread, we can reduce the risk of a future humanitarian crisis and strengthen the systems needed to respond. Learn more with this Fall Armyworm fact sheet (87.75 kb, pdf).