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Source: Agro News (9 Nov 2022)

Scientists are working to contain the spread of fall armyworm in Kenya with naturally resistant varieties and eco-friendly solutions.


The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.


The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.


As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.


Researchers suggest agro-ecological approaches be promoted as a core component of integrated pest management programs.