Technologies for Managing Fall Armyworm: Lessons from Brazil
Presented By: USAID Bureau for Food Security
Fall Armyworm is here to stay. So, what can be done to address this threat to food security and farmer incomes?
A key to effective management of FAW is farmer access to the full range of technologies used to control the pest. This webinar will walk through innovative tools available in Africa and how policies and the enabling environment play a critical role in allowing these tools to flow to farmers.
This webinar will highlight Brazil’s success in addressing the Fall Armyworm (FAW) and facilitating agriculture transformation via changes to the legal/regulatory environment as well as research investments to unlock agriculture technology and private sector investment. Building on the Brazil experience, USAID will discuss the range of technologies available to combat FAW in the African context.
Webinar participants will have time to ask questions and engage directly with two of the leading experts in FAW, including Dr. Joe Huesing, USAID’s FAW Lead Scientist, who will discuss the importance of an integrated pest management (IPM) approach and a range of technologies available to reduce loss from FAW. Participants will also hear from Dr. Antonio Álvaro Corsetti Purcino of Embrapa, Brazil’s leading agricultural research institution, on the important role policy played in Brazil's management of FAW and ultimate ag transformation,