FAO Global Action for Fall Armyworm (FAW) Control: Preventing FAW introduction into new areas



Fall Armyworm (FAW) has increasingly spread around the world over the last few years, affecting many countries in Africa, the Near East, Asia and the Pacific. As a result of its rapid and inexorable spread, the pest became soon a threat to global food security and the livelihoods of millions of smallholder families all over the world.

To respond to this global threat and scale-up international efforts to stop and control the spread of FAW worldwide, FAO launched a three-year Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control. As the international standards setting body for plant health, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is called upon to make its part and play a crucial role in implementing the global action to reduce the risk of further introduction of FAW into new territories.

   Background information on Fall Armyworm

   FAO Global Action for FAW Control

   IPPC FAW Prevention: Project Overview

   IPPC FAW Prevention: Outputs and Activities

   IPPC FAW Prevention: Implementation Strategy


Title Files Publication date
03_GA-FAWControl Framework_2020-04-23_ODGCleared En 06 Jul 2020
05_GA-FAWControl_ImplementationPlan_2020-05-04 En 06 Jul 2020
IPPC's Generic Presentation on FAW Global Action (2020-06-08) En 06 Jul 2020
ToRs Quarantine and Phytosanitary in Relation to Trade En 08 Sep 2020

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