Min of Ag Malawi ready to contain Fall Army Worm outbreak

Blantyre, November 25, 2017: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has assured farmers in the country it is fully prepared to contain any outbreak of Fall Army Worm if it resurfaces this growing season.

The ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Osborne Tsoka, said in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) the ministry is trying to be cautious since the country had such an outbreak last growing season.

“We cannot say we will have an outbreak of fall army worm this growing season, but because we had an outbreak last season, the chances are there that we may have the outbreak this season. As government, we need to manage the situation so that crops should not be destroyed,” he said.

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