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ASEAN

FAW & IPM Action Plan

Welcome

The ASEAN Fall Armyworm (FAW) & Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Action Plan Innovation and Knowledge Hub is a meeting place for all those people who want to effectively control FAW across Southeast Asia and build more resilient and sustainable farming systems within the region based on IPM approaches.

Forum

Join our community forum to discuss your latest work, ask questions, or share your experiences on FAW control and IPM implementation.

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What is Fall Armyworm?

The Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) was first reported in Southeast Asia in late 2018 in Thailand and Myanmar. It has since rapidly spread, and its presence is now confirmed across the region. The pest, which feeds on more than 350 plant species, can cause major damage, particularly to maize crops.

 

FAW crop damage and associated livelihood impacts present a serious issue for regional food security and to the sustainable livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers, now further amplified by the negative impacts on agricultural supply chains from Covid-19. Conservative estimates using 10% crop damage across ASEAN maize crops indicates an annual US$884 million cost, both in lost farmer income and as buyers are forced to import maize.

 

Now it is endemic in the region, management will need to be focused on control rather than eradication.

Scout

Scout

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Identify

Identify

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Monitor

Monitor

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Assess Damage

Assess Damage

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Manage (IPM)

Manage (IPM)

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Let's connect

Want to share your work on FAW with us? Need more information on how you can be involved in improving IPM across Southeast Asia?

Lead Partners of the ASEAN FAW Action Plan 

 

The ASEAN FAW Action Plan acknowledges the generous support of our Lead Partners who are taking a major role in supporting the implementation of the Action Plan towards improved integrated pest management practices and effective control of Fall Armyworm across Southeast Asia.

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia
 Foundation Partner 
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 Grow Asia
Secretariat
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Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam
Chair
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ASEAN Secretariat 
Taskforce Coordination 
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We would like to thank Croplife Asia for its generous support towards developing this communication portal.