Update: Fall armyworm infestation across Southern Africa
Outbreaks of the non-native fall armyworm confirmed last month across 7 countries in the southern Africa region are under control in many areas. Assessments are ongoing or planned in a few countries in order to determine the extent of the impact. In Zambia, it has been estimated that twenty percent of the maize planted area was affected by armyworm outbreaks but control operations were able to mitigate the severity of the impact.
Maps and Charts:
Crop condition map synthesizing information as of March 28th. Crop conditions over the main growing areas are based on a combination of inputs including remotely sensed data, ground observations, field reports, national, and regional experts. Regions that are in other than favourable conditions are labeled on the map with a symbol representing the crop(s) affected.
Africa & Yemen Synthesis Map
Middle East and North Africa
Central and South Asia
Central America & the Caribbean
Disclaimer and Sources
The Crop Monitor assessment is conducted by GEOGLAM with inputs from the following partners FEWS NET, JRC, WFP, ARC, Asia RiCE, MESA, ICPAC, Applied Geosolutions and UMD. The findings and conclusions in this joint multi-agency report are consensual statements from the GEOGLAM experts, and do not necessarily reflect those of the individual agencies represented by these experts.