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Soil pest and storage control with ORGANIC FERTINOPESTICIDE

Pest activity has been one of the major problems facing sustainable crop production and food sustainability. Small-scale farmers run into losses as well as potential health issues through improper use of synthetic pesticides for the control of these noxious creatures.…

Tackling pesticide misuse in an entertaining way for sustainable crop protection

A brief background In crop protection, synthetic pesticides serve as a quick tool to combat field and domestic pests. Their use has however been accompanied with numerous cases of misuse in several parts of the world. In developed countries like…

Tools and technologies for broad-scale disease and pest surveillance of crops in low-income countries: Ethiopia

Agriculture remains the largest source of livelihood in low-income countries like Ethiopia. This economic sector plays a dominant role in the growth of the Ethiopian economy with about 85 per cent of the country’s population dependent on farm income. Over…

Eco-friendly horticulture through integrated pest management

My idea is entitled “Eco-friendly horticulture through Integrated Pest Management”. I have this idea after doing research (observation) on both conventional farming and organic farming. I studied their strengths and failures through working with conventional horticulture farmers, especially tomato cultivators,…

Enhanced use of botanical pesticides for sustainable agro-ecological crop pest management using a farmer-research-network design

Using botanical pesticide extracts for insect pest management is a known and scientifically proven less cost and environmentally benign crop protection option for small scale farming communities. Looking at its sustainability in crop pest management, the scope of activities need…

Empowering smallholder farmers through affordable and environmental friendly pest management options for sustainable crop protection

In Tanzania, agriculture is the major economic sector employing more than 75% of the population, with the majority being smallholder farmers. I am also from a family where 100% of our livelihood depends on agriculture, specifically crop production. I am…