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Sustainable management of fall armyworm in Botswana

Fall Armyworm Botswana

Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)

Titre : Sustainable management of fall armyworm in Botswana

Région /Pays : Botswana

Date : Start : 01/07/2019 — End : 31/07/2020

Résumé
During 2017-18, the invasion of the fall armyworm (FAW) in Botswana posed a serious threat to food and nutrition security for vulnerable farming communities and households. Surveillance of pests, known as pest monitoring, will help mitigate the negative impacts of FAW in the country and will also promote the wider use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for sustainable management of the pest. This project will work towards strengthening the capacity of stakeholders in these two areas of management whilst supporting the development of a national strategy for the sustainable management of FAW in Botswana.

Présentation
To effectively manage the FAW crisis and protect people’s lives and livelihoods, this project aims to increase the awareness of farmers and extension staff of the tools and inputs available including the conducting of pest monitoring and the promotion of biopesticides.

Specific activities of the project include : * Conducting a training of trainers (ToT) course on ‘Community Based Fall Armyworm Monitoring, Early Warning and Management (COFAMEM)’, including using the Fall Armyworm Early Warning Systems (FAMEWS) * Conduct training and awareness-raising of sub-national extension staff on COFAMEM and related data collection tools * FAW early warning data to be collected and uploaded onto relevant databases * Technical backstopping of farmers and extensionists * Contribute technical inputs to the awareness-raising workshops and production of awareness-raising materials * Contribute to the development of a tool for the assessment of FAW impact * Support the development of a national strategy for the sustainable management of fall armyworm in Botswana

Partenaires : Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security

Donateur : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – Sub Regional Office for Southern Africa, and the Government of Botswana

Présentation : CABI

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