The first Geo-Zone Coordination Meeting for the Implementation of the FAO Global Action on Fall Armyworm (FAW) Control in South Asia was hosted by the FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Office recently. Representatives from the Department of Agriculture in Sri Lanka, the FAW Task Force and the FAO Representation in Sri Lanka attended the meeting hosted virtually in Bangkok. Officials from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal were also in attendance.
The member countries submitted updates on the implementation of the national programmes and response actions that are taken to control the fall armyworm. Updates on the implementation of the FAO Global Action on FAW control worldwide and in the South Asia Geo-Zone were also integral parts of the discussion.