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Fall Armyworm Prevention, Preparedness and Response Guidelines

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The guidelines give general information on the distribution and biology of the pest, followed by technical details of what needs to be included in prevention, preparedness and response plans for FAW.

Fall Armyworm (FAW) is a transboundary pest that has increasingly spread around the world over the last few years, affecting food security in many countries in Africa, the Near East, Asia and the Pacific. To respond to this global threat and scale-up international efforts to reduce the spread of FAW worldwide, FAO launched a three-year Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control, which puts new emphasis on prevention. As the international standards setting body for plant health, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is called upon to play a crucial role in implementing the global action and reduce the risk of further introduction of FAW into new territories.

Author(s): FAO on behalf of the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

Published: 1 January, 2021

Date added: 24 August, 2024