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Uganda was funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) to run a project from October 2012 to March 2015 to strengthen its phytosanitary capacity in order to meet requirements of the European Union (EU) market and reduce interception of its rose exports due to the presence of...

Author(s)
Chege, F.; Bundi, M.; Kisingiri, J. B.; Nekambi, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2021, 17, pp 24 pp.
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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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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 ...

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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.
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Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2020, 76, 11, pp 3615-3625
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This paper assesses the relative costs and benefits of desiccant beads drying/hermetic storage and alternative drying and storage technologies. The study was conducted in Kenya and Tanzania in areas producing and trading vegetable seeds using a sample size of 280 respondents. The study revealed...

Author(s)
Musebe, R. O.; Karanja, D.; Bradford, K. J.; Day, R.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 16, 7, pp 992-1006
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The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol establish that genetic resources shall be accessed only upon the existence of prior informed consent of the country that provides those resources and that benefits arising from their utilization shall be shared. Pursuant to both...

Author(s)
Silvestri, L.; Sosa, A.; Mc Kay, F.; Vitorino, M. D.; Hill, M.; Zachariades, C.; Hight, S.; Weyl, P.; Smith, D.; Djeddour, D.; Mason, P. G.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 2, pp 125-141
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Africa's food systems are among the most vulnerable sectors to climate risk. Unfortunately, numerous activities along food supply chains (production, processing, storage, marketing and consumption) are also important contributors to climate change. Despite the differential effect of climate events...

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Liverpool-Tasie, L. S. O.; Pummel, H.; Tambo, J. A.; Olabisi, L. S.; Osuntade, O.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2020, 264,
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A new distribution map is provided for Delottococcus aberiae (De Lotto). Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae. Host: Citrus spp. Information is given on the geographical distribution in Africa (Eswatini, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe) and Europe (Spain).

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CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, 2020, December, pp Map 850
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Plantwise (PW) is a global programme led by CABI that is improving farmers' livelihoods by providing them with plant health information in order to reduce production losses and increase crop yields. In Kenya the programme was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and...

Author(s)
Chege, F.; Bundi, M.; Likoko, L.; Kainyu, F.; Ringera, E.; Otipa, M.; Karanja, P.; Kimani, M.; Williams, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2020, 14, pp 21 pp.
Abstract

Ophiocordyceps species infecting ants are globally distributed, with diversity concentrated in the tropics and decreasing with increasing latitude. Among these myrmecophilous species, the ones exhibiting the ability to manipulate host behavior, the so-called "zombie-ant fungi" of the O....

Author(s)
Araújo, J. P. M.; Evans, H. C.; Fernandes, I. O.; Ishler, M. J.; Hughes, D. P.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Mycologia, 2020, 112, 6, pp 1138-1170
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There is a broad consensus that farmers are not simply recipients of promoted techniques: rather, they are also an important source of agricultural innovations. They invent farm tools and equipment, develop new crop varieties, and add value to externally promoted technologies. When scouting,...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Baraké, E.; Kouevi, A.; Munthali, G. T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Rural Studies, 2020, 74, pp 133-141

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