USAID moves to avert armyworm losses

USAID moves to avert armyworm losses
Fall armyworm was first confirmed in Africa in 2016.  While maize is the most vulnerable crop, the pest feeds on more than 80 different crop species.

Fall armyworm was first confirmed in Africa in 2016. While maize is the most vulnerable crop, the pest feeds on more than 80 different crop species.

By Alois Vinga

THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with 350 000 farmers in the country to avert any future loss of $191 million worth of maize.
USAID Zimbabwe’s agricultural and food security officer, Adam Silagyi, told The Financial Gazette that they had devised strategies to mitigate extensive maize losses caused by the fall armyworm.

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