Fall Armyworm Mitigation: Learning Modules for Trainers of Smallholder Farmers in Africa
"Fall Armyworm Mitigation: Learning Modules for Trainers of Smallholder Farmers in Africa" are a series of teaching and learning materials designed to facilitate the training of smallholder farmers throughout Africa on key approaches to the management of fall armyworm (FAW). Organized into seven modules, the materials are intended to equip those who train or offer extension advice on crop protection, especially from FAW, to smallholder farmers. The modules speak to the "crop protection trainer" and impart essential concepts and advice that trainers should impart to smallholders.
Each module consists of recorded presentations to prepare trainers, a trainer's guide, presentations and accompanying training materials such as video clips, handouts and illustrations. Some of these materials are in a file format that may be adapted and tailored by trainers for use at field trainings (farm fields) or in other training settings (such as a classroom) for smallholders. It is recommended that users start by viewing the recorded presentation(s) and teaching guide for a specific module before consulting the other materials.
The materials included in "Fall Armyworm Mitigation: Learning Modules for Trainers of Smallholder Farmers in Africa" are:
- Module 1: Responsible use of agrochemicals when combatting FAW.
- Module 2: FAW biology identification.
- Module 3: Monitoring and scouting for FAW.
- Module 4: Economic and action thresholds FAW control.
- Module 5: Nonchemical control of FAW.
- Module 6: Applying pesticides correctly and effectively for FAW control.
- Module 7: Pesticides for FAW control.
These materials are available for free to view or download from the Agri-Training website. You will be asked to register one time to access the materials. As you review and use these materials, we encourage your feedback. The materials were developed under a grant from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), with funds from USAID. The materials were developed by Land O'Lakes Venture37 and Villa Crop Protection.