Armyworm combat workshop


Thursday, 29 April

Arresting the armyworms evolved nature to revive the agri economies livelihood

Chairman: Dr Anton Chapoto, Director of Research, Indaba Agriculture Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), Zambia

Location: Workshop Zone

Delivering information on what is being done to support all scale farmers. An opportunity to voice challenges and experiences in order to create an effective battle plan and avoid similar crisis should the pests re-visit in future. 


National orientation: Introduction on armyworm crisis in Zambia

  • What is an armyworm and where does it originate from? 
  • Where is it found? How did it get to Zambia?  How does it attack?
  • What are the national impacts at present? What is the action plan to prevent further damage?


Panel discussion: Identifying battle plans to defeat the armyworm parasites

  • How is government supporting all scale farmers? 
  • Mitigate the risks of infestation: What is the prevention method?
  • Can innovations for prevention be rolled out and utilised by all farmers to avoid future outbreaks?
  • Financial assistance and insurance know-how and plans for all scale farmers.


  • Dr Mweshi, Head Entomologist, Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI), Zambia
  • Phillimon Lubeya, Head Of Agribusiness Commercial – Food and Agriculture Baking, Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO), Zambia
  • Mulenga Mutale, Manager – Agriculture and Agents, African Grey, Zambia
  • Mr Chola Kamaki, Chairman, Croplife, Zambia  
  • Jerry Grieve, Head of Corporate Sales and Projects, MRI & Syngenta, Zambia
  • Gawie Peens, Senior Consulting Agronomist, Omnia, Zambia
  • Jb Du Plooy, Sales & Marketing Development Manager, Klein Karoo Seed Marketing, Zambia
  • Christopher Kanema, Principal Inspector, ZEMA -  Zambia Environmental Management Agency, Zambia



14:30 workshop ends
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