Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

We are seeking digital tools and approaches that can help African smallholder farmers, and those who support them, identify and intervene against fall armyworm.

The Fall Armyworm Tech Prize will open on March 28th

Want to compete in the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize? Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us at fallarmyworm@usaid.gov.

About FAW Threat

Fall armyworm (FAW) poses a serious threat to Africa’s food security and is on the precipice of devastating food supplies across the continent, exacerbating global poverty and hunger. FAW attacks more than 80 different plant species, and agriculture experts estimate the pests have caused over $13 billion in losses for crops like maize, sorghum, rice, and sugarcane in African countries. In order to control the spread of FAW and reduce the risk of a future humanitarian crisis, smallholder farmers need improved access to immediate, accurate and actionable information on how to treat and protect their crops. Click here to learn more.


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