CABI speakers at the recent Tackling Invasive Species in Africa Workshop in Nairobi. Left to right: Dr Roger Day (Programme Executive, Invasive Species), Dr Dennis Rangi (Director General, International Development), and Dr Arne Witt (Coordinator, Invasive Species Management)
Plans towards developing a comprehensive strategy that will enable sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to deal more proactively and effectively with invasive species have advanced significantly.
This milestone has been achieved through a recently concluded workshop co-organised by the
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology ( icipe), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and CABI, with support from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).
Spodoptera frugiperda larva (fall armyworm) on Maize
By CABI’s Roger Day. Reblogged from the Food and Business Knowledge Portal
The fall armyworm is still invading regions in Africa. Since 2016 this worm has been spreading across sub-Saharan Africa and has been officially identified in 11 countries. Roger Day from the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (
CABI) elaborates on its dangers in this blog and provides recommendations for governments and farmers.
Removing the flowers of an invasive shrub from mosquito-prone areas might be a simple way to help reduce malaria transmission, according to a
new study published in the open access Malaria Journal. Removing the flowers from villages in Mali decreased the local mosquito vector population by nearly 60%. Continue reading