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Fall armyworm status and distribution: "Armyworms have been reported in Botswana’s southern district, in Betesankwe and Mosi villages in particular, which is especially worrying as these two areas form the bread basket of the country (Mwegi 17/02/2017)." -ACAPS Thematic Report: Armyworm outbreak in Africa (23 March 2017)
Estimated yield loss:
Africa- Fall armyworm outbreaks. ACAPS Thematic Report (2017). https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/170323_acaps_thematic_report_armyworms_2.pdf