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Eggplant integrated pest management

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    Report of the First External Review of the Systemwide Programme on Integrated Pest Management (SP-IPM)
    CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH - Interim SCIENCE COUNCIL
    2003
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    Support to the Promotion of Conservation Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management for Sustained Soil Fertility and Productivity - TCP/GHA/3701 2023
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    The degradation of soils, which are the foundation of agrifood systems, is alarming in sub Saharan Africa, which is already facing continued population growth that increases pressure on scarce natural resources Soil in Ghana is becoming low in nutrients, fragile and exposed to adverse natural and environmental pressures In addition, unsustainable farming systems on marginal lands and the overuse of chemical fertilizers and misuse of pesticides have led to declining soil fertility and contamination of the natural environment, rendering soils unproductive and negatively affecting livelihoods Smallholder agriculture, especially in the northern part of the country, is characterized by natural production with low access to productive assets, information and technical skills, low level of implementation of modern technologies and mechanization, small farm sizes, lack of productive infrastructures and rural finance institutions Moreover, subsistence farmers are the most exposed to climate change and price volatility Conservation Agriculture ( has proven to be a viable approach that contributes to improved and sustainable productivity, environmental protection and climate change adaptation It aims to improve soil productivity and conservation and includes practices that combine integrated management of soil, water and agricultural resources to boost food production Despite the potential benefits, implementation of CA, Integrated Pest Management ( and other Climate Smart Agriculture ( practices by smallholders remains low Previous experience with these types of interventions in Ghana showed a lack of evidence based interventions, know how on appropriate technologies to use and access to appropriate and locally designed tools and affordable equipment Smallholder households were identified as slow adopters of CA There is also the need to introduce the benefits of IPM to farmers to minimize the use of chemicals in foods As such, this project aimed to improve production systems and strengthen resilient livelihoods by using a climate smart approach as well as dealing with issues affecting agriculture management of natural resources The project targeted smallholder food crop farm families who are the most vulnerable with limited access to markets and credit The issues to be addressed were the degradation of natural resources due to inappropriate farming practices and population growth, improper use of agrochemicals in farming, a lack of organizational capacity to deal with climate change impacts at the community leveI inadequate access to resources and negligible or no access to information on good agricultural practices and climate change impacts.
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    Developing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Biorational Program for Control and Containment of the Invasive Pest of Tomato (Tuta Absoluta) in Nigeria - TCP/NIR/3601 2021
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    Small scale farmers are the main producers of tomatoes for domestic consumption in Nigeria, as well as for the regional markets Post harvest loses, estimated to be as high as 51 percent, continue to take a heavy toll on the country’s economy With a sizeable proportion of Nigeria’s population living below the internationally accepted poverty line, major emphasis needs to be placed on minimizing losses so that produce can become available and affordable to vulnerable rural communities, in particular women and children, thereby raising the nutrition standards of rural people Most tomato production is carried out by small scale farmers However, both the small scale producers and the potential commercial growers are now affected and threatened by the outbreak and spread of Tuta absoluta This pest leads to a fungal infestation, which in turn causes rotting of the fruit either before or after harvest The project’s focus was on developing and incorporating an acceptable Integrated Pest Management ( protocol to curtail the menace of T absoluta and to mitigate its adverse effects on the processing industry, as well as the socio economic implications of farmers abandoning the tomato farming business for other crops in Nigeria, in particular in the five states selected for the execution of this pilot project ( Katsina Kaduna, Plateau and Jigawa.

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