FAO launches mobile application to support fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa

FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.

The Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) mobile app provides valuable insights on how the insect changes over time and space to improve knowledge of its behaviour in Africa - in a new context - and guide best response.

Photo: Fall Armyworm munching on maize in Zimbabwe (credits: FAO)

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Ag Sustainability And Innovation
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