Technical Cooperation Programme

TCP and Fall Armyworm

Fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, is a dangerous transboundary insect with a high potential to spread rapidly due to its natural distribution capacity and opportunities presented by international trade. FAW represents a real threat to food security and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers. FAW has spread across all of sub-Saharan Africa, the Near East and Asia. In response, TCP projects contributing more than $13 million to date have been operational across the most affected areas. The immediate response through TCP and presence on the ground has so far catalyzed additional donor support for a total value of USD19.2 million on top of what has been invested by countries themselves.
TCP Fall Armyworm Results from 2018

Total TCP FAW Projects

15 Million USD

TCP Contribution

1.3 Million



Technical Products Delivered


Ghana was hit by the outbreak of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) in 2017. The pest destroyed several hectares of farms in the country, especially maize farms. Preliminary field complaints from farmers and a report by the National Taskforce on Fall Armyworm indicated the presence of FAW in all 216 districts of Ghana...


Fall Armyworm (FAW) outbreaks in one locality in the southwestern part of Ethiopia in early planted maize caused serious damage to maize. By the end of June 2017, FAW infestation was reported in 374 woredas in six regions, namely Amhara,


Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is one of the most important pests of maize production worldwide....


L’élevage santoméen est principalement un élevage de basse-cour qui ne couvre actuellement qu’environ la moitié de la demande locale en produits animaux...