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 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.
Kampung Bukit, Malaysia
Aziz owns a restaurant in Kampung Bukit.
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.
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.