Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control
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Sustainable FAW management will preserve the food and nutrition security of 600 million people worldwide.

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IPPC also works through Global Action, using phytosanitary measures to slow FAW’s spread

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FAO and partners support capacity development and technology-sharing of IPM innovations

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FAO coordinates the Global Action for FAW Control, collaborating with governments, research and resource partners and farmers

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By early 2021, FAW had spread from the Americas to over 70 countries in Africa, Near East and Asia-Pacific

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FAW threatens maize crops worth USD 18 billion per year in Africa, Near East and Asia-Pacific

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Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control

In December 2019, FAO launched the pioneering Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control as an urgent response to the rapid spread of FAW. The three-year global initiative will take radical, direct and coordinated measures to strengthen prevention and sustainable pest control capacities at a global level. It will complement and bolster ongoing FAO activities on FAW.
The Global Action is establishing a global coordination mechanism for an open and collaborative dialogue towards science-based solutions. It is also supporting the establishment of National Task Forces on FAW, and the mobilization of resources for applied research geared towards practical and efficient solutions.

  

The Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control: Action framework 2020-2022

 

  

Fall Armyworm Control in Action Newsletter, January 2021 - Issue #2


Fall Armyworm Control in Action Newsletter, October 2020 - Issue #1

  

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Impact of COVID-19 on fall armyworm control activities

In March 2020, a global pandemic was declared in relation to COVID-19. Governments have taken urgent actions to control the spread of the virus which are affecting agricultural production activities and impacting the implementation of the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control.
 
To address this new threat, FAO has prepared a new guidance note on "Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control".

  

Guidance note 7: Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the global action for fall armyworm control

  

Webinar: Success stories from the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control in the era of COVID-19