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African stakeholders push for innovations to combat fall armyworm

Armyworm destruction
Armyworm destruction

Agricultural industry stakeholders in Africa are pushing for the application of innovative technology to help deal with fall armyworms, which have invaded farms across the continent. They say this is crucial to avert future destruction of farm fields as has been seen on the continent this farming season, plunging farmers into debt. 

Ghana’s Bright Agricultural Future

As a member of the African diaspora, I feel it is my duty to stay informed on what’s happening on the continent, as well as to contribute to its development. Therefore, I was thrilled when invited to teach a short course on scientific writing at the West African Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI) this past January in Legon, Ghana. Known as a the “Gateway to Africa,” Ghana has always been seen as an example of Africa’s forward momentum towards economic growth and human development and it is only natural that this proud nation would want to lead in the agricultural sector as well.

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