Collaborating to manage scale insects in fresh fruits in East Africa

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Collaborating to manage scale insects in fresh fruits in East Africa

The overall goal of this project is to enhance regional collaboration in managing scale insects by sharing pest reports of invasive species; improving cross-border inspection regulations and practices; sharing pest interception reports; providing training to NPPO staff of Kenya, Burundi and Uganda to identify and monitor incursions; and using biological control as part of an integrated solution to produce safer produce, reduce pesticide residues and maintain trade.

Specifically, the project will target: in Kenya, the avocado mealybug, affecting trade of fresh avocadoes to China, and the papaya mealybug, affecting internal trade with loss of entire pawpaw orchards; in Uganda and Rwanda, the mango mealybug, which may cause crop failure of mango (and may spread eastwards); and across Eastern Africa, the papaya mealybug, impacting cultivation and yields of pawpaw, cassava, vegetables and others crops, as well as the citriculus mealybug impacting citrus crops.

Documents 
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PDF icon STDF_PG_807_Application.pdf3.04 MB
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Reference Number 
STDF/807
Status 
Awaiting
Project Value (US$) 
1,009,625
STDF Contribution (US$)  
885,116
Beneficiaries 
Kenya
Rwanda
Uganda
Implementing Entities 
Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)
Partners 
1) Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)
2) International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Kenya.