The foreign invader costing African farmers $3 billion

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from IRIN
Published on 14 Sep 2017 View Original

Fall armyworm, or FAW, is new to Africa but has made an immediate impact. The caterpillar, originally from Latin America, was first detected in Nigeria in January 2016. By January 2017 it had reached South Africa – spreading officially to 24 countries within a year on a lightening journey down the continent.

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