The Global Action for Fall Armyworm control puts new emphasis on prevention and discourages the extensive use of highly hazardous chemical pesticides. To lower the risk of introduction and spread of FAW to new areas, the IPPC community will implement phytosanitary standards in key pilot countries to help them reduce the risk of FAW introduction and further spread.
The attention of the IPPC community will be drawn to those countries and regions where the pest is not yet introduced or has a limited distribution. To stop further introduction and spread of the FAW, effective preventive measures will be put in place and trainings organized in those territories at high risk of infestation and outbreaks. In particular, the actions of the IPPC community will target about 21 countries from three regions: Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Portugal); Near East and North Africa (Morocco, Iraq, Syria Arab Republic, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan, and Algeria); and South West Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Guam).
Regional and national activities will be organized and coordinated with the support of the Regional and National Plant Protection Organizations responsible for plant health in each target area: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO) and Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO).