Webinar: Supporting the Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa and Asia: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

18 June 2020.  Webinar. Supporting the Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa and Asia: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Recording forthcoming

Fall Armyworm (FAW) is an invasive and damaging pest endemic to the Americas that is spreading across Africa and Asia, particularly targeting maize, a vital staple crop. FAW will have long-term effects on crop yields, food supplies, livelihoods, trade, and threaten the resilience of chronically vulnerable populations. 

In this webinar, participants will hear expert presentations that highlight important research and dissemination tools developed by USAID and its partners to support the management of FAW by smallholder farmers and local plant protection offices. Panelists will reflect on the success of response interventions to date and capture key learning that will enable us to better respond to similar pest and disease outbreaks in the future.

Attendees of this webinar will have an opportunity to get an up-close look at each resource, understand the unique information contained within, and to ask questions of the experts who developed them. The webinar will be useful for both technical and non-technical individuals who want to understand how to influence farmer pest management behavior. The event will synthesize lessons learned and best practices organized around three thematic areas:

  1. Identifying and Validating Technologies
  2. Policy and Enabling Environment
  3. Knowledge Transfer and Communications

PRESENTERS

Rob Bertram
PRESENTER

Robert Bertram
Chief Scientist, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security
Rob Bertram is the Chief Scientist in USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, where he serves as a key adviser on a range of technical and program issues to advance global food security and nutrition. In this role, he… more
Joe Huesing
PRESENTER

Joe Huesing
Independent Consultant, Huesing Agricultural and Educational Consulting LLC (HAEC)
Joe Huesing is an independent consulting entomologist, educator and Fall Armyworm IPM advisor.  Currently he works in the area of assessing, designing and implementing IPM approaches for control of the FAW. 
Sarah Page
PRESENTER

Sarah Page
Technical Advisor for Sustainable Livelihoods and Landscapes , Catholic Relief Services
Sarah Page is a Technical Advisor for Sustainable Livelihoods and Landscapes with Catholic Relief Services. Based in Baltimore, Sarah supports global programming at the nexus of inclusive value chains, natural resource management… more
Paul Jepson
PRESENTER

Paul Jepson
Director, Integrated Plant Protection Center, Oregon State University
Dr. Paul Jepson, director, Integrated Plant Protection Center, Oregon State University provides expertise on pesticide impacts on beneficials and other non-target organisms and supervises the information technology experts who… more
Dan McGrath
PRESENTER

Dan McGrath
Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University
Dan McGrath, Professor Emeritus Oregon State University, worked for three decades in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where he conducted applied research and Extension programs in vegetable production, integrated pest management, and… more
Boddupalli Maruthi
PRESENTER

Boddupalli Maruthi Prasanna
Director of Global Maize Program, The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Dr B.M. Prasanna is the Director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program and CGIAR Research Program MAIZE. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Prasanna has been leading CIMMYT-led multiinstitutional efforts in fighting the challenges of… more

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