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E-Conference: Respond to Fall Armyworm in Asia
Responding to Fall Armyworm in Asia (E-Conference)
Wednesday July 10, 2019 Image: SDSN
All day event




Online webinar

SDSN is organizing a fully online e-conference on the fall armyworm (FAW) outbreak in Asia on July 10 to 12, 2019. Since the arrival of FAW in Asia last year, it is time to take stock of what is known about the FAW outbreak in Asia, how one can respond and what could be learned from the African experience.

Fall armyworm (FAW) is threatening food security across the Asian continent. How to stop it? The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is organizing a fully online e-conference on July 10-12, 2019, to discuss this important issue. The event will bring together scientists, practitioners, government officials, and NGO representatives to discuss the FAW outbreak in Asia, effective responses, and innovative ideas to face the challenges ahead.

Register today to join this free online conference! Subscribing allows to participate in the daily live sessions with experts of SDSN and access the online community to discuss insights, exchange project results, ask questions and discuss challenges with colleagues from around the world.


Programme (tentative)

Sessions are from 9:00 – 10:30 Paris | 12:30 – 14:00 New Delhi
15:00 – 16:30 Beijing | Click here to convert to additional time zones

Wednesday 10 July: Fall armyworm identification, monitoring and current status

  • Peter Chinwada (IITA): Fall armyworm identification and recognition of field infestation
  • Allan Hruska (FAO): Summary and conclusions of the Regional FAW Consultative Meeting held in Bangkok
  • Keith Cressman (FAO): New improved version of FAMEWS mobile app and latest developments on the global platform

Thursday 11 July: Options to respond to fall armyworm in Asia

  • Paul Jepson (Oregon State University): Pesticides as a barrier to IPM adoption, hazard elimination and risk reduction
  • Malvika Chaudhary (CABI): Biological control agents and biorationals for management of fall armyworm
  • Isaac Oyediran (Syngenta): The role of insect resistance management plans for Bt crops

Friday 12 July: Responding to fall armyworm on-farm

  • Frederic Baudron (CIMMYT): Understanding factors conditioning fall armyworm infestation and quantifying its impact on yield
  • Anne Sophie Poisot (FAO): Communication, extension and farmer education on fall armyworm
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