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The Mega-Pests of Africa and Their Economic Effect

(Please note, the article is representing global problems but refers to Africa as a Case Study) Typical to agrarian economies, the African economy is heavily dependent on agriculture. One may wonder; "with over 50% of its population involved in agriculture, why the agricultural economic ...

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Crop Protection

Crop Protection

Wycliffe Ngoda, 65, and his grandson inspect their maize crop for Fall Armyworm at his farm in Mbale, Kenya. “I thank God I have a small family and none of them are going to school, otherwise it would have been a total disaster,” said Wycliffe Ngoda, 65, from Mbale, Vihiga county in Kenya. Ngoda ...

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Combating the fall armyworm in Africa

Combating the fall armyworm in Africa

The European Commission Directorate for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), has committed to strengthen the efforts of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), in the management of the fall armyworm in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. DEVCO ...

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Space-age technology for fight against crop-devastating pest outbreaks in Kenya launched by UK-based CABI and UK Space Agency

CABI is leading a consortium, funded by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP), developing a Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE), which uses state-of-the-art technology to help inform farmers in sub-Saharan Africa of pest outbreaks that could devastate their crops and ...

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Farmers Review Africa
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