Fall Armyworm Marches On, Turns Zimbabwean Rain Relief to Misery

The struggling farmers in Zimbabwe had been hopeful of finally getting a good harvest following the first heavy rains in nearly three years, but a variety of new problems, from flooding to the arrival of a destructive armyworm, now threaten to cut harvests and the high expectations for recovery.

After a drought, Zimbabwe contends with fall armyworm invasion.

  • Zimbabwe:   Southern Regions Faces Food Crisis

    Financial Gazette, 9 March 2017

    PARTS of southern Zimbabwe could experience food shortages in the wake of cyclone Dineo whose downpour caused floods in the region, resulting in crop fields being either washed… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Good Harvest Still Possible

    Financial Gazette, 16 March 2017

    MANY analysts have expressed concern over the food situation in Zimbabwe following the recent heavy rains, Cyclone Dineo and the outbreak of the fall armyworm in the country. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Huge Losses for Farmers Due to Incorrect Armyworm Info

    Deutsche Welle, 28 February 2017

    Zimbabwe's response to the outbreak of the fall armyworm has been hampered by farmer's lack of information and pesticides to fight it. This has worsened the food insecurity… Read more »


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