End: dec 2024
Start: jan 2020
Sustainable management of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Africa coordinated by FAO. NIBIO is one of the implementing partners in Malawi.
|External project link||Information from FAO about sustainable management of FAW|
|Start - end date||01.01.2020 - 31.12.2024|
|Project manager||Elisabetta Tagliati, FAO|
|Project manager at Nibio||Karl Thunes|
NIBIO together with Plant Production and Protection Division of FAO will improve the FAMEWS (FAW Monitoring & Early Warning System) App for identification, monitoring and fighting FAW. Using the VIPS technology platform for pest prediction, the VIPS prediction model will be integrated into the new version of FAMEWS.
VIPS is an open and freely available service that can alert the producers about diseases, pests and weeds in important agricultural and horticultural crops in Norway. The aim is to provide easy access to information needed by advisors and growers to assess the need for plant protection measures at an early stage.
The Latin American fall armyworm is one of the pests that threatens food security in Africa and India. It does enormous damage to corn and other food plants, and it continues to spread. VIPS will be a tool in the war against fall armyworm.
NIBIO innovation alerts farmers of agriculture pests in Africa, India and China
India, China and several African countries want to deploy NIBIO's VIPS system, which warns farmers of the threat of pests and diseases.
New pest threatens crops in West Africa
In the last year, a South-American moth have caused great damage to maize and other crops in several West African countries. As a result, the food security of millions of people may be under threat. Now NIBIO is hoping to help increase the knowledge on this pest.