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.
IRIN, 29 March 2017
This reporting is part of a special project that explores the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and… Read more »
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 »
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 »
We're under attack by an army of worms and the invasion poses a major threat to our food security. The Fall armyworm is adding to the devastation already caused by the native ... Read more »