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,…

Promote endogenous plants with phytochemical properties through the production of bio-pesticides and compost for ecological protection of vegetables and storage-food in Benin

In 2014, my team and I were involved in a study which aims at assessing the drivers of the transition from the conventional agriculture to intensive agro-ecological agriculture in the urban and peri-urban areas of Benin. Results of this study…

Test de l’efficacité de quelques doses de Eradicoat sur les principaux ravageurs du niébé et du maïs et son effet sur leurs parasitoïdes en condition de laboratoire et au champ pour une gestion intégré et durable des ravageurs de cultures au Bénin

Le Bénin a connu au cours de la campagne agricole 2016-2017 une résurgence de l’attaque d’un parasite appelé Spodoptera frugiperda Abbot Smith & d’Heliothis zea Boddie (Lepidoptera : noctuidae). Ce parasite est la chenille du papillon S. frugiperda. Des attaques de…

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…