Armyworm threatens Southern African food security – UN

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns the current armyworm outbreak could put Southern Africa’s food security at risk. The warning came at the end of a three-day regional meeting in Zimbabwean capital Harare, to discuss the outbreak. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the FAO says…

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Diminishing threat as spray programmes control fall armyworm outbreak

Despite an increase of 57 000ha (from 115 000ha to 172 000ha) in fall armyworm invasion of maize lands, 70% of invaded lands were out of danger after spraying, while 30% of infested lands were still to be sprayed. This was according to Patrick Kangwa, national co-ordinator of the Zambian…

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