Faire intervenir le système d’information géographique (SIG) dans la surveillance des maladies agricoles

L’agriculture constitue la principale source de revenu de 80% de la population pauvre dans le monde. Offrir à cette population, aux agents de développement sur le terrain ainsi qu’aux décideurs politiques des outils qui leur  permettent de suivre de manière…

Rearing of beneficial insects on commercial scale: A way towards achieving sustainable crop protection

Beneficial insects like the ladybird beetle, lacewings, honeybees, bumble bees etc. have been helping mankind for centuries to save their crop plants from heavy infestation of pests. Chemical pesticides have now provided an alternative and a more reliable method of…

Exploiting the Available Potential in Peanut Wild Species to Deal with Cercosporioses

The Senegalese peanut sector is one of the most profitable agricultural sectors in the country. Peanut is the most important crop in terms of production and harvested areas. It is mainly cultivated under rainfall conditions by farmers in the central…

Plants for plants: a way forward for sustainable crop protection

Chemical pesticides are commonly used by Nepalese commercial farmers to manage pests and diseases in fruits and vegetables. These are often misused, overused and sometime result in poisoning or even accidental death. Consumer demand for ‘cleaner’ and environmentally friendly products…

Alternative to using weedicides: Maximizing weed suppression through direct seeding mulch-based cropping system in Lawra, Ghana

Ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture forms an integral part of the sustainable development goals. But numerous challenges concerning the climate and environment still persist and continues to create more complex problems for societies. It…