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Crop-destroying Armyworm ‘major threat’ to world farming: NGO

LONDON: A crop-destroying caterpillar native to the Americas is "spreading rapidly" in Africa and threatens farming worldwide, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) warned on Monday. Two species of the fall armyworm, which can devastate maize production, have been found in Ghana, and could spread to Asia and the Mediterranean, according to the Britain-based not-for-profit group. "This is the first time it has been shown that both species or strains are established on mainland Africa" CABI chief…