(Special for CAFS) AfDB pledges 9.5 mln USD to help manage insect pest in Africa
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
NAIROBI, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday pledged about 9.5 million U.S. dollars towards the management of Fall Army Worms (FAW), an insect pest that destroys crops, in Africa, an official said in Nairobi.
Chrys Akem, project coordinator for International Institute of Tropical Agriculture's Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation program, said the money will be disbursed to African countries to help tame the spread of the pest.
"All the affected co ...