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April 5th, 2017 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow, Michael Ssali reports: The armyworm was mentioned in this column on February 18. Back then it was referred to as a threat that we faced since it had been reported to have invaded countries such as South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe and even forced the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to hold an emergency meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe on February 14-16.

According to Agri-money, the invading caterpillars were of the fall armyworm which are endemic in the Americas but had reached Africa last year when they were found in Nigeria before spreading to nearby countries. Read more