Framework for Strategic Communication during Pest Outbreaks: Learning from fall armyworm
Published: December, 2019
The purpose of this Framework is to enable governments to harness communication to respond to, manage and mitigate future pest outbreaks such as the fall armyworm, while significantly reducing the costs of the pest management strategy being implemented by the government.
The global cost of invasive species is estimated at US$1.4 trillion per year – close to 5% of global gross domestic product. Invasives disproportionately affect vulnerable communities in poor rural areas, especially in developing countries which depend on natural resources, healthy ecosystems, trade and tourism for their livelihoods.
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