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Africa faces permanent $2bn+ maize deficit if Fall Armyworm poorly managed


CABI has today (7 September 2017) confirmed that Fall Armyworm ( FAW ) has been reported in 28 African countries, following the pest’s arrival in Africa in 2016, presenting a now permanent agricultural challenge for the continent. FAW feeds on more than 80 crops, but prefers maize and can cut yields by up to 60 per cent. Check also: Multi-pronged approach ...

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