Numerous examples show the success of augmentative biological control efforts. With adequate support and capacity building in place, the approach can be economical and make agricultural systems more sustainable and improve the human and institutional capacity of developing countries.
A grade-school curriculum using arthropods as a channel for social-emotional learning and a weekly, interactive entomology webcast earned honors in the Entomological Society of America's first annual award recognizing excellence in science communication.
As fall armyworm continues to threaten food security in Africa, the use of Bt maize offers significant potential to manage the pest. But it will be critical to manage resistance via multi-toxin crop varieties and appropriate use of refuge planting—all in forms accessible to the smallholder farmers that grow nearly all of Africa's maize.
A Case for Preservation: The Value and Constraints of Maintaining Insect Collections in Developing Countries
Insect collections play a critical role in recording biodiversity, recognizing and managing invasive species, addressing crop pests, and more. Developing countries could benefit the most from insect collections but often have few such resources. Experts in the field highlight the critical need for building insect collections around the world.