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Maize farmers


Fall armyworm feeds in large numbers on leaves, stems and fruit of many plants. It causes severe damage to over one hundred types of plants, including economically important cultivated grasses such as maize, rice, sorghum, sugarcane, cotton and vegetable crops.


Elias Kamuga


Elias is a smallholder farmer from the Mount Kenya region, several hours north of Nairobi. He grows tomatoes which he sells at the local market and support his family.


Aziz Hassim

Kampung Bukit, Malaysia

Aziz owns a restaurant in Kampung Bukit.

Opuntia stricta

Parsito Kitongo


Parsito is a pastoralist in the Laikipia District of Kenya. Opuntia infests his land, which he used to graze his livestock on. He is finding it harder and harder to protect his livelihood from the invasive cactus.

Prosopis juliflora

Grace Kiseku


Grace is the Assistant Head of her village near Lake Baringo, Kenya. She and her neighbours are pastoralists so graze their livestock (sheep, cattle and goats) on the land around the village.


CABI is an international not-for-profit organisation that works to improve people’s lives worldwide by solving problems in agriculture and the environment. CABI’s work is delivered through dedicated teams and key partners in 49 countries across the globe.


Plantwise is a global programme led by CABI which aims to increase food security and improve rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses. Through a network of plant clinics, Plantwise helps smallholder farmers lose less of what they grow to pests and diseases.