According to the “Scientific review of the impact of climate change on plant pests” report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), globally around 40% of agricultural produce is damaged due to invasive pests every year.
i.The report was prepared by Maria Lodovica from the University of Turin in Italy on behalf of FAO.
ii.Annually countries spent USD 70 billion to eliminate invasive pests like Fall Armyworm, Desert Locusts (World’s most destructive migratory pests)
|About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
FAO was established by the United Nations in October, 1945 to eliminate hunger and improve nutrition and food security.
Director General– Qu Dongyu
Headquarters– Rome, Italy