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Bangladesh receives FAO support to fight Fall Armyworm


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USDA warns against spread of the plant-eating caterpillar in China, the pest also spotted in many other countries in Asia

Within five months of the detection of a plant-eating pest in Bangladesh, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) has come up with an emergency project to contain possible spread of the Fall Armyworm (FAW).

Bangladesh received the $350,000 FAO support in mid-May in the form of a FAW emergency technical capacity project at a time when the pest has been spotted in many other Asian countries with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) raising alert against its spread across all over China.

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