Sustainable management of vegetable pests in Malawi using entomopathogenic fungal-based biopesticides

Crop damage due to insect pests is estimated be over 60 billion United States dollars annually. Entomopathogenic fungi are lethal pathogens of insect pests. They are occur naturally in soils and some occur as plant endophytes. Recent research indicates that…

Biopesticides: part of a wider and more sustainable integrated pest management model

Cassava is the third largest source of carbohydrate in the world, coming behind only rice and maize. It is a staple crop that feeds at least 300 million Africans alone and is being commercialized heavily these days because of its…

Sustainable Crop Protection: a value chain approach for tomato protection

My innovation idea on sustainable crop protection is titled “Developing a holistic crop protection management approach: A case study of Tomato in Arusha, Tanzania”. I propose a holistic crop protection approach whereby pest scouting is key and of paramount important…

Improving soil fertility in Uganda using organic plant tea fertilizer

I'm in my final year at Makerere University and have combined my knowledge and skills inthe area of crop production, education, protection and productivity to develop an organic plant tea fertilizer. Organic plant tea fertilizer is a fertilizer derived from…

FarmIT: sending real time and reliable information to small-scale farmers

FarmIT is an ICT enabled solution that uses crop mapping mobile technology to send real time and reliable agronomic tips to small scale farmers via SMS to improve their crop yields by 50%. Later during harvesting stage, the system is…

Sustainable crop protection with human artificial intelligence interface (HAII)

"Non-Stop Shop", is a human-artificial intelligence inference (HAII) software and wet bench hybrid mobile app platform with a solution for information access and diagnostics information dissemination in agriculture offering a user-friendly interface. My idea is based on mixing up available…