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MaryLucy Oronje Knowledge Bank Coordinator, East Africa

T: +254 (0) 20 7224450/62


CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

I am an experienced agricultural researcher especially in the use of beneficial insects to improve crop production. I have worked with Dudutech in the production and use of natural biological control agents. I have also worked with the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) as a plant inspector where I gained vast experience on phytosanitary and sanitary and international standards and Pest Risk Analysis (PRA). In addition to this, I have special experience on crop pollination requirements and sustainable use of pollinators for improved crop production in both open field and greenhouse environments.

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PRISE: a Pest Risk Information SErvice

Pests can decimate crops and are estimated to cause around a 40% loss. These insects, mites and plant pathogens can impact on food security and impede supply chains and international trade. A Pest Risk Information SErvice (PRISE) aims to solve this problem by using data to help farmers manage pests in up...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Australia-Africa plant biosecurity partnership

Agricultural trade is a powerful engine for economic growth, poverty alleviation and food security but diseases are impacting it. Countries are therefore looking for ways of making agricultural trade secure. This initiative aims to facilitate trade by addressing plant pest and disease problems that hinder...