Maintenance of fruit production areas free and under low prevalence of fruit fly in Southern Areas

Start Date 
24/07/2017
End Date 
24/07/2018

Maintenance of fruit production areas free and under low prevalence of fruit fly in Southern Areas

This Project Preparation Grant (PPG), requested by: (i) Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), South Africa; (ii) Citrus Research International (CRI), South Africa; (iii) Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa; and; (iv) Eduardo Mondlane University (EMU) (also representing the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security), Mozambique, will bring together the different stakeholders to assess the development of Pest Free Areas (PFA) and Areas of Low Pest Prevalence (ALPP), to evaluate the current situation and knowledge/expertise on the topic, to define the shortcomings, and to consider the feasibility of the establishment of PFAs and ALPPs. These include the different research groups and experts who will provide the technical information, the government bodies who will implement the actions proposed, and the grower associations who will benefit from such an establishment.

The main output of this PPG is a comprehensive project proposal to establish pest free and low pest prevalence areas in selected parts of South Africa and Mozambique with regard to invasive and indigenous fruit fly pests in tropical, subtropical and temperate horticultural commodities.

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Reference Number 
STDF/PPG/567
Status 
On-going
Project Value (US$) 
40,000
STDF Contribution (US$)  
40,000
Beneficiaries 
Mozambique
South Africa
Implementing Entities 
Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)
Partners 
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), South Africa
Eduardo Mondlane University (EMU)
Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa
Citrus Research International (CRI), South Africa