ReliefWeb – Fall Armyworm could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia as the invasive crop-eating pest is highly likely to spread further from India, with South East Asia and South China most at risk, FAO warned today.

Recently detected in India – the first time it has been found in Asia – the insect has the capacity to fly over long distances (100 km per night) and ravage crops all year round given the region’s favourable tropical and sub-tropical climate…

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