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Enabling and empowering the local community to co-manage the natural habitat for crop protection

Our idea of sustainable crop protection is on two fronts. One is group formation. Essentially, we believe that if people in rural communities can form groups, say of 20-25 households, they can enjoy economies of scale from agriculture. Two, we…

Integrated Pest and Disease Management through Agroforestry in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments

Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) are prone to pests and diseases due to high temperatures, long dry spells and low moisture contents. These conditions favour the survivability of many pest and disease pathogens and vectors which affect both crops and…

Enhancing natural pest and disease control among rural smallholder farmers in Salima District, Malawi

Introduction Malawi has an agro-based economy with over 85% of the rural population engaged in rain-fed subsistence farming. Due to the effects of climate change, the country is prone to natural hazards such as floods, droughts and pro-longed dry spells…

Genome Editing: A Rational Approach towards the Development of Disease Resistant Hybrids

It is a big challenge for plant scientists to ensure food security for the rising population of the world. As, the cultivated land under different crops is not increasing significantly with the increase in population, so in order to cope…

AGRO-LITE CONNECTS: a platform for sharing sustainable crop protection intelligence and diffusion network

AGRO-LITE CONNECTS…creating a platform for sharing sustainable crop protection intelligence and diffusion network. AGRO-LITE CONNECTS “SMART APP and Website” brings unprecedented access and translation of sustainable crop protection innovations in over 2,000 local languages across sub-Sahara Africa with audio records…