The Problem

Invasive species threaten livelihoods

Millions of people living in rural communities face similar problems with invasive weeds, insects, plant diseases and animals which are out of control and threatening their livelihoods.

The Problem

Invasive species take a bite out of food security

Across East Africa, just 8 of the major invasive species cause economic losses of well over $1.5bn a year, affecting staple crops like maize and cassava ($979m), horticulture ($284m), and livestock (>$500m).