Announcing CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa
Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.
As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.
A video to be aired on Bangladeshi television shows farmers how to identify the pest and manage a potential infestation.
Source: CGTN Africa (9 Nov 2020)
CIMMYT maize breeder Yoseph Beyene discusses drought-tolerant maize and maize with resistance to fall armyworm.
A new video dramatizes the human stakes of the battle against fall armyworm and shows how techniques developed by CIMMYT and partners are helping farmers beat the pest.
Source: Devex (29 Sep 2020)
Farmers in South Sudan using fall armyworm-specific biological control Fawlingen have shown a 63% increase in yield compared to untreated plots.
Portal will encourage rapid, iterative experimentation and global teamwork to address spread and impact of the invasive crop pest.
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.
Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)
CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.
Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.
Stakeholders work together to strengthen systems for detecting, mitigating and managing the invasion of the destructive pest.
Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation (9 Mar 2020)
Effective pest management is the responsibility of farmers and scientists.
Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.