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Supporting the management of fall armyworm in Africa and Asia: Best practices and lessons learned
June 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am UTC-5Free
Fall armyworm is an invasive and damaging pest endemic to the Americas that is spreading across Africa and Asia, particularly targeting maize, a vital staple crop. Fall armyworm will have long-term effects on crop yields, food supplies, livelihoods, trade, and threaten the resilience of chronically vulnerable populations. In this webinar, participants will hear expert presentations that highlight important research and dissemination tools developed by USAID and its partners to support the management of fall armyworm by smallholder farmers and local plant protection offices. Panelists will reflect on the success of response interventions to date and capture key learning that will enable us to better respond to similar pest and disease outbreaks in the future.
Attendees of this webinar will have an opportunity to get an up-close look at each resource, understand the unique information contained within, and to ask questions of the experts who developed them. The webinar will be useful for both technical and non-technical individuals who want to understand how to influence farmer pest management behavior. The event will synthesize lessons learned and best practices organized around three thematic areas:
- Identifying and Validating Technologies
- Policy and Enabling Environment
- Knowledge Transfer and Communications