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FAO needs more funds to tackle armyworm in Africa

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it requires more funds to tackle the spread of armyworm in Africa. The African armyworm (Spodoptera exempta), also called nutgrass armyworm, is a moth capable of destroying entire crops in a matter of weeks. The larvae feed on all types of grasses, early stages of cereal crops like corn, rice, wheat, ...

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