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Fall armyworm status and distribution: "Fall Armyworm outbreaks continued spreading and reached 78 districts by May (by late April 60 districts were reported affected). The pest was detected in Moyo, Kotido, Karamajo and other districted in North Eastern part of the country where late rains were reported." (USDA Foreign Agriculture Service, 2017). The forecast predicts that it will likely continue spreading further northern and north-eastern Uganda and perhaps reach South Sudan and other areas.
Estimated yield loss: "Government of Uganda estimates a potential annual loss of some 450,000 MT of maize to established and unabated fall armyworm outbreaks."
Fall Armyworm in Tanzania and East Africa. USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (2017). Global Agriculture information network. https://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Fall%20Armyworm%20in%20Tanzania%20and%20East%20Africa_Nairobi_Tanzania%20-%20United%20Republic%20of_6-28-2017.pdf