Integrated strategies and strengthening knowledge transfer in management and control of fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) and Cercospora fruit spot disease (Cercospora angolensis) in citrus in Zambia

In Zambia, the proportion of smallholder households growing and selling citrus fruits has been declining over the past years. For instance, during the period 2012 to 2016 there was a drop in production levels from 4,400 to 3,786 tonnes (FAOSTA,…

Screening of groundnut accessions and hybrids for resistance to aflatoxin contamination in Zambia

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is an indispensable and income-generating crop particularly for women who traditionally manage the crop in Zambia. It is produced by more than 90 percent of the smallholder farmers and the second typically cultivated crop after maize. Conversely,…

Beneficial microorganisms to support growth and health of Ornamental plants

My project was based on crop protection to reduce food insecurity using environmentally friendly products. Production of ornamental geophytes also known as flower bulbs, is facing several challenges including substantial yearly losses from various pathogens of which the soft rot…

Development and promotion of biological control approaches for management of coffee berry disease

Coffee Berry Disease (CBD) is an anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum kahawae Bridge and Waller. It is the major disease of Coffea arabica in Africa. It infects all stages of the crop from flowers to ripe fruits and occasionally leaves, but…

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