Twenty Innovators Selected to Tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa with Digital Solutions

By Lauren Bieniek. Reblogged from Agrilinks. It’s hard to believe that a small worm could destroy millions â€” millions of tons of crop yields, millions of dollars in farm income and millions of tons of food for families. I’m talking about the Fall Armyworm (FAW), an invasive pest that has spread quickly across the African continent. Originally from the…
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Minimising further insect pests invasions in Africa

By Esther Ngumbi. Reblogged from SciDev.Net. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) recently offered prize money for the best and digital tools that can be used to help combat the fall armyworm (FAW), an invasive pest that has spread across Africa. The winners will be announced in the coming months.
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New challenge prize aims to tackle fall armyworm in Africa

A new challenge prize to help find the latest technology to combat the devastating impacts of the fall armyworm, which attacks over 80 different plant species, has today launched. CABI will form part of the judging panel for the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize – which is being spearheaded by Feed the Future with financial support from Land O’Lakes International Development and…
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