Togo readies to fight fall armyworms

Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:13
Togo readies to fight fall armyworms

(Togo First) - At the beginning of this week, an information workshop was held on how to fight fall armyworms in Togo. Present at the session were field agents of the Technical Support and Council Institute (ICAT), which is affiliated to the ministry of agriculture, and some leading producers.

The workshop aimed at teaching how to, using recent technology, detect and fight the worms which feed on maize, rice, sorghum, sugar cane, vegetables and cotton. For example, it was revealed at the meeting that a new app integrating AI is used to detect the pest.

This workshop is planned to be carried out all over the country and is backed by the FAO and the African Development Bank (AfDB). Let’s recall that in 2019, Togo received a grant of $1 million from both institutions, to fight fall armyworms.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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