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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…

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