Enhancing natural pest and disease control among rural smallholder farmers in Salima District, Malawi

Introduction Malawi has an agro-based economy with over 85% of the rural population engaged in rain-fed subsistence farming. Due to the effects of climate change, the country is prone to natural hazards such as floods, droughts and pro-longed dry spells…

Genome Editing: A Rational Approach towards the Development of Disease Resistant Hybrids

It is a big challenge for plant scientists to ensure food security for the rising population of the world. As, the cultivated land under different crops is not increasing significantly with the increase in population, so in order to cope…

AGRO-LITE CONNECTS: a platform for sharing sustainable crop protection intelligence and diffusion network

AGRO-LITE CONNECTS…creating a platform for sharing sustainable crop protection intelligence and diffusion network. AGRO-LITE CONNECTS “SMART APP and Website” brings unprecedented access and translation of sustainable crop protection innovations in over 2,000 local languages across sub-Sahara Africa with audio records…

Design and construction of low cost greenhouses and irrigation systems

November 2015, when I was conducting my practical training in Arusha Tanzania, I came across one farmer who was participating in tomato farming with 3 years’ experience. He was blaming the changes occurring on his farm, which were accompanied with…

Efficacy of medicinal plant extracts in the control of maize weevils

My thesis will be titled "Efficacy of Medicinal plant extracts in the control of maize weevils". Several farmers especially in Africa face the problem of pest and disease attack in crop production which has significantly affected yields over the years…

Development of an Android mobile application for crop protection: “CropDoc”

After my studies at the Rupin International Agricultural Center in Israel, I returned to my country and I realized that most of the graduate youth were unemployed. In October 2017, with high passion of ending hunger and poverty in my…