Updates from the Armyworm Network
Fall armyworm

Latest Armyworm Forecast (Nov 2021)


Fall Armyworm(FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda): Infestations of FAW were reported in irrigated maize in Malawi, Kenya and Zimbabwe. FAW presence is expected in rain-fed and irrigated fields across regions where the pest presence has been confirmed.

African Armyworm (AAW) (Spodoptera exempta): No outbreaks reported.

Current situation

Fall armyworm (FAW)

Low infestations of FAW was reported in irrigated maize in Malawi, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The affected farmers carried out control with assistance from the Ministry of Agriculture.

African Armyworm (AAW)

No report of any AAW outbreaks

Forecasts (for the next 6 weeks)

Fall armyworm (FAW)

FAW is likely to continue affecting rain-fed and/or irrigated maize and other cereal crops across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and elsewhere during the forecast period.

African Armyworm (AAW)

Outbreaks unlikely during the forecast period.


This forecast is published by Lancaster University’s Armyworm Network: It is an extract from the Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) situation report compiled by USAID/OFDA/PSPM. They monitor ETOPs regularly in close collaboration with their network of national PPDs/DPVs, regional and international pest monitoring and/or control entities, including FAO, CLCPRO, CRC, DLCO-EA, and IRLCO-CSA, as well as Agency partners, and NGOs and provides timely analytical bulletins and reports to stakeholders across the globe. For dated, archived ETOP SITREPs, please, go to:

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