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Implementation plan for the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control











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    Support to Enhance Preparedness for Fall Armyworm Invasion among Countries - TCP/INT/3705 2023
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    Fall armyworm ( is a noctuid moth native to the Americas, which is considered a pest due to the substantial agricultural damage it can cause Its larvae feed on over 80 crop species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, cotton, and various vegetable species, thus posing a threat to vital rural economies The FAW was reported in Africa for the first time in early 2016 in West and Central African countries and rapidly spread throughout sub Saharan Africa, causing significant agricultural and economic losses The emergence of the FAW was confirmed in India and Yemen in July 2018 and was later reported in Bangladesh Sri Lanka, and Thailand by 2019 A decline in agricultural productivity jeopardizes not only food security but also the livelihoods of farmers Because of crop trade and the moth's remarkable flying capacity, the FAW has the potential to spread to further countries, posing a major risk to crop production, particularly cereals In light of this, many countries have requested assistance to fight against the spread of the FAW and acquire management techniques, as well as monitoring and surveillance for early detection FAO initiated the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control 2019 2022 as an urgent response to the rapid spread of the FAW This initiative assists smallholder farmers, their associations, public institutions, national governments, and development partners in responding rapidly to FAW infestation In this regard, FAO created a free mobile application for real time FAW monitoring, the fall armyworm monitoring and early warning system ( The Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control has established a global coordination structure to foster an open and collaborative dialogue towards achieving science based solutions This coordination structure is composed of a steering committee ( a working group on resource mobilization ( a technical committee ( and seven technical working groups ( In addition, national task forces ( were created at country levels FAO's Plant Production and Protection Division ( provides technical leadership through the FAW Secretariat, in collaboration with the International Plant Protection Convention ( Secretariat This approach allows all stakeholders, scientists, and governments to interactively discuss challenges and propose solutions that are tailored to each country The project took part in these coordination efforts and sought to assist newly infested countries in taking immediate action in response to the emergence of the FAWFall armyworm ( is a noctuid moth native to the Americas, which is considered a pest.
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    The Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control: A resource mobilization guide 2022
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    Fall Armyworm (FAW, Spodoptera frugiperda) is a pest originating in the Americas: it can fly over 100 km per day; it feeds on over 80 hosts; and a female moth can deposit 1 000 eggs during its life. Challenges in mitigating FAW damage include, among others, lack of the following: coordination at global, regional and national levels; effective monitoring and control techniques; and effective phytosanitary measures and capacity at national level. The Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control (GA, 2020-2022) was launched by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu on 4 December 2019 with a mandate for a strong and coordinated approach to strengthen prevention and sustainable pest control capacities. The GA focuses on Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Near East, where an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy will be implemented in countries with significant pest presence, and a prevention strategy will be conducted in areas with limited or no distribution of the pest. The GA has continued to support countries in managing FAW throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by conducting webinars and virtual trainings on FAW monitoring and management and by implementing activities where possible. The Resource Mobilization Guide is intended as a roadmap for use by key stakeholders at regional and national levels to help them identify and engage with a diverse range of existing and potential resource mobilization partners on the critical importance of FAW control for a wide range of sustainable development outcomes.
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    First meeting (virtual) of the steering committee for the global action for Fall Armyworm steering committee. Report
    27/feb/20
    2020
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    The Director-General welcomed the participants noting that this such a high-level virtual meeting was unprecedented and an example of his vision for a digital FAO. The DG expressed his appreciation to the participants for their interest in the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control. He underlined how FAO was uniquely positioned to spearhead the Global Action, as the centre for technical support and coordination from the global to the national level. He also reiterated collecting the need to leverage countries’ expertise, while enabling regional and international collaboration to complement each other. The Global Action Secretariat summarized the main objectives and desired outcomes of the Global Action, and as well as the underlying reasons for why rapid reaction is needed. A brief presentation was given on the innovative mobile application FAMEWS (Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System) mobile application, which had been launched on Google play that same day. The terms of reference for the Steering Committee and the Technical Committee were presented. The new FAO Office for Innovation was introduced. Finally, an information was provided about the High-Level Conference (HLC) due to be co-organized by FAO and the African Development Bank – which has pledged USD 50 million to the Global Action – on 21–-22 April in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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