Fall Armyworm

FAO has developed a draft framework for partnership document, inspired and based on the important discussions and outcomes of the stakeholders consultation meeting on “Fall Armyworm in Africa: Status and strategy for effective management” held in Nairobi in April 2017. The framework seeks to bring together all partners into a coordinated and coherent structure, in which they can use their comparative advantages in complimentary and synergistic ways, to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the FAW response. Key partners such as AGRA, USAID, DFID, the World Bank, the European Commission, IITA, CABI, and ICIPE attended a follow up meeting to discuss and review the proposed key components of the framework for coordinated FAW management, to identify who is doing what (and who is planning what) and to explore areas of collaboration including resources required to ensure a response to FAW at scale.

The Framework for partnership for the sustainable management of the Fall Armyworm in Africa, the Near East and Asia is divided into six components:

  1. Management of FAW
  2. Testing and validation of FAW management practices
  3. Monitoring, risk assessment & early warning
  4. Longer-term research & innovations
  5. Policy & regulatory support
  6. Coordination