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Armyworms are wreaking havoc in southern Africa. Why it's a big deal

A combination of armyworms native to Africa and those normally found in the Americas are ravaging crops in sub-Saharan Africa


`Remote sensing is being used to predict crop-growing seasons'

Jadu dash,He is a professor of remote sensing at the University of Southampton in the UK, has been monitoring and measuring the resilience of communities and agriculture systems in Punjab, Haryana and Odisha who are battling the impacts of climate change and natural disasters

'Smallholder farmers are on the front lines of climate change'

Kanayo F Nwanze,President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He has been a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Food Security since 2010. He recently received the Africa Food Prize