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FAO's position on the use of pesticides to combat fall armyworm










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    INFOSAN 2017
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    Pesticides play an important role in managing pests such as the fall army worm, however they can also pose unacceptable risks to human health and the environment. Pesticide risk reduction and risk management are essential to the responsible use of pesticides. FAO’s is developing a long-term IPM-based strategy for the sustainable management of fall armyworm, which includes forecasting, crop monitoring, use of biological control options, resistant varieties and promotion of good agricultural prac tices and, as a last resort option, the use of pesticides.
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    Technical guidelines for sustainable management of fall armyworm in its year-round breeding areas
    Guidance Note 9
    2020
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    This guidance note aims to provide recommendations on sustainable fall armyworm (FAW) control for national task forces for FAW control in Africa and Asia. It provides a brief background on the need to develop two complementary strategies for fall armyworm management: 1) one for the pest’s year-round breeding areas, 2) another one along the pest’s seasonal migration pathways. The guidance note then focuses on delineating strategies for fall armyworm control in the pest’s year-round breeding areas. The note adopts an Integrated Pest Management approach, integrating a suite of options including agroecological practices, biological control and use of pesticides as the last resort.
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    Technical guidelines for sustainable management of fall armyworm along its seasonal migration pathways
    Guidance note 11
    2020
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    This guidance note aims to provide recommendations on sustainable fall armyworm (FAW) control for national task forces for FAW control in Africa and Asia. It provides a brief background on the need to develop two complementary strategies for fall armyworm management: 1) one for the pest’s year-round breeding areas, 2) another one along the pest’s seasonal migration pathways. The guidance note then focuses on delineating strategies for fall armyworm control along its seasonal migration pathways. The note emphasizes the importance of surveillance and monitoring of FAW migration, feeding the data into an early warning system and disseminating early warning information widely to assist strategic decisions making upon the pest’s arrival in a new area along its migration pathways. The note adopts an Integrated Pest Management approach, integrating a suite of options including agroecological practices, biological control and use of pesticides as the last resort.

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