fall armyworm

Food security
Press releases

Portal will encourage rapid, iterative experimentation and global teamwork to address spread and impact of the invasive crop pest.

Food security
In the media

Source: Dhaka Tribune (11 Jun 2020)

While Bangladesh is at low risk of a large-scale invasion of desert locusts, efforts to curb fall armyworm will help in addressing future pests.

Food security
In the media

Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)

CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.

Food security
Features

Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.

Food security
Features

Stakeholders work together to strengthen systems for detecting, mitigating and managing the invasion of the destructive pest.

Innovation and technology
Features

Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.

Food security
In the media

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation (9 Mar 2020)

Effective pest management is the responsibility of farmers and scientists.

Food security
Features

Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.

Climate change
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Capacity development
News

Visit to CIMMYT headquarters reaffirms research collaboration.

Capacity development
Features

Scientists mobilize African and Latin American knowledge to protect Asia’s maize.

Food security
In the media

Source: Mongabay (24 Oct 2019)

CIMMYT Systems Agronomist Frédéric Baudron advocates a multipronged approach to protect maize crops from the invasive pest.

Food security
Features

Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.

Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT entomologist strengthens native resistance in maize against fall armyworm and equips farmers with pest control measures.

Food security
In the media

Source: Kenya News Agency (27 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT’s Stephen Mugo suggests early planting, intercropping and other methods.