Birhanu Sisay Amare (Ethiopia)

Birhanu Amare

Research project title: Evaluation of different management methods of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and assessment of their parasitoids enemies.

Birhanu is an MSc student in the field of Agricultural Entomology supervised by Dr. Tadele Tefera (icipe), Mulatu Wakgari (Haramaya university), and Gashawbeza Ayalew (EIAR Melkassa Agricultural Research center). My research title is “Evaluation of different management methods of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and assessment of their parasitoids enemies in Ethiopia” funded by USAID Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab, Virginia Tech . The occurrence of FAW reported in Africa for the first time in late 2016 in west Africa. Then after it has rapidly spread to different parts of the continent and currently its occurrence has been confirmed in 28 African countries. There is no control method for FAW in Africa countries now.  Therefore, this research is sets to generate different control methods of Fall armyworm.