The Problem

Invasive species threaten livelihoods

Millions of the worlds' most vulnerable people who live in rural communities in developing countries face similar problems with invasive weeds, insects, plant diseases and animals which are out of control and threatening their livelihoods.

The Problem

The impacts

The livelihoods of the rural poor are disproportionately affected as they are heavily reliant on natural resources, agricultural activities, fishing, trade and tourism.

The Problem

The costs

Across sub-Saharan Africa, South and South East Asia, invasive species are estimated to cost over $183bn per annum. Both food security and economic growth require us to deal with invasive species.