Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control

Map of the worldwide spread of fall armyworm since 2016 (as of March 2020). This map was compiled using information from a range of sources, including FAO, International Plant Protection Convention, CABI, the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, and national governments.

FAW was first detected in Central and Western Africa in early 2016 (Benin, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, and Togo); and further reported and confirmed in the whole of mainland Southern Africa (except Lesotho), in Madagascar and Seychelles. From there, it quickly spread across virtually all of sub-Saharan Africa (except Lesotho).

In July 2018, it was confirmed in India and Yemen. By December 2018, FAW was reported in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Thailand. As of June 2019, it was reported in Myanmar, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Egypt and the Republic of Korea. Japan reported the presence of FAW in July 2019. FAW was officially reported in Australia and Mauritania in February 2020, and in Timor-Leste in March 2020.