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Background: Invasive alien species (IAS) cause significant economic losses in all parts of the world. Although IAS are widespread in Africa and cause serious negative impacts on livelihoods as a result of yield losses and increased labour costs associated with IAS management, few data on the...

Author(s)
Eschen, R.; Beale, T.; Bonnin, J. M.; Constantine, K. L.; Duah, S.; Finch, E. A.; Makale, F.; Nunda, W.; Ogunmodede, A.; Pratt, C. F.; Thompson, E.; Williams, F.; Witt, A.; Taylor, B.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2021, 2, 18,
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The South American freshwater apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck) has been introduced and become invasive in many parts of the world, causing significant economic losses in wetland rice cultivation, threatening biodiversity and impacting on human health. The confirmed report in 2020 of this ...

Author(s)
Djeddour, D.; Pratt, C.; Makale, F.; Rwomushana, I.; Day, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2021, 21, pp 77 pp.
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Following reports of an invasive snail causing crop damage in the expansive Mwea irrigation scheme in Kenya, samples of snails and associated egg masses were collected and sent to CABI laboratories in the UK for molecular identification. DNA barcoding analyses using the cytochrome oxidase subunit I ...

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Buddie, A. G.; Rwomushana, I.; Offord, L. C.; Kibet, S.; Makale, F.; Djeddour, D.; Cafa, G.; Vincent, K. K.; Muvea, A. M.; Chacha, D.; Day, R. K.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2021, 2, 11,
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Since 2016, the invasive fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, has been one of the most rapidly spreading and highly devastating maize pests across Africa and Asia. Although several studies have estimated the effect of FAW on maize yield, little is known about its impact on broader welfare...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Kansiime, M. K.; Rwomushana, I.; Mugambi, I.; Nunda, W.; Banda, C. M.; Nyamutukwa, S.; Makale, F.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Food and Energy Security, 2021, 10, 2, pp 299-312
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Potato pest and disease management has been dominated by chemical pesticides, despite their potential undesirable effects on the environment, food safety and human health. This study explores factors influencing intensity of uptake of alternative pest management practices among potato farmers in...

Author(s)
Mugambi, I.; Karanja, L.; Macharia, I.; Kaguongo, W.; Ngundo, G.; Amata, R.; Makale, F.; Wanjiku, J.; Chacha, D.; Nyongesa, M.; Kimenju, J. W.; Ochilo, W.; Mulema, J.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 2021, 13, 3, pp 205-214
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BACKGROUND: Since first reported in Botswana, fall armyworm (FAW) continues to be a threat to crop production. This study aimed to estimate impacts of FAW on yield and farmers' livelihoods in Botswana, and to obtain data that could be extrapolated to national level. Further, farmer knowledge of the ...

Author(s)
Makale, F.; Mugambi, I.; Kansiime, M. K.; Yuka, I.; Abang, M.; Lechina, B. S.; Rampeba, M.; Rwomushana, I.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2021, 78, 3, pp 1060-1070
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Background: Although Kenya has a relatively high number of registered biopesticide products, little is known about biopesticide use by smallholders. This paper documents farmers' current use and perception of chemical pesticides and biopesticides, their willingness to pay for biopesticides, and the ...

Author(s)
Constantine, K. L.; Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Nunda, W.; Chacha, D.; Rware, H.; Makale, F.; Mulema, J.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Williams, F.; Edgington, S.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2020, 76, 11, pp 3615-3625
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Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw (Cactaceae) is invasive in Laikipia County, Kenya, impacting negatively on biodiversity and livelihoods. To control this invasive plant the biocontrol agent Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera; Dactylopiidae) 'stricta' biotype was released in 2014. A preliminary...

Author(s)
Witt, A. B. R.; Nunda, W.; Makale, F.; Reynolds, K.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 515-523
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The recently introduced tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, has become the most important pest constraint to tomato production in Africa. Spreading at an average 800 km/year, it is now present in 41 African countries. The socio-economic impacts of Tuta absoluta were assessed through a household survey ...

Author(s)
Rwomushana, I.; Beale, T.; Chipabika, G.; Day, R.; Gonzalez-Moreno, P.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Makale, F.; Pratt, C.; Tambo, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2019, No.12, pp 56 pp.

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