fall armyworm

News

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

Capacity development
Videos

A video to be aired on Bangladeshi television shows farmers how to identify the pest and manage a potential infestation.

In the media

Source: CGTN Africa (9 Nov 2020)

CIMMYT maize breeder Yoseph Beyene discusses drought-tolerant maize and maize with resistance to fall armyworm.

Capacity development
Videos

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.

Food security
In the media

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.

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.