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.
Visit to CIMMYT headquarters reaffirms research collaboration.
Scientists mobilize African and Latin American knowledge to protect Asia’s maize.
Source: Mongabay (24 Oct 2019)
CIMMYT Systems Agronomist Frédéric Baudron advocates a multipronged approach to protect maize crops from the invasive pest.
Seed production innovations, conservation agriculture and partnerships are key for Africa’s food security
Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.
CIMMYT entomologist strengthens native resistance in maize against fall armyworm and equips farmers with pest control measures.
Source: Kenya News Agency (27 Jun 2019)
CIMMYT’s Stephen Mugo suggests early planting, intercropping and other methods.