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Net Exclusion House to Manage Tuta absoluta

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Net Exclusion House to Manage Tuta absoluta, the South American Tomato Leafmibner

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Amer Fayad

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

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Implemented In:

Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh, Cambodia and EthiopiaSEE LESS

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Problem

This innovation addresses Tuta absoluta, a tomato leafminer, which causes damage to tomato plants. The pest can reduce tomato yields by 40-100%, so this innovation protects against excessive use of pesticides to manage it.

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Solution

Net exclusion houses keep the pest away when combined with pheromone traps. Protecting tomatoes from Tuta absoluta saves the crop.

Target Beneficiaries

Medium and smallholder farmers

Innovation Description

Introduction of net exclusion houses for tomato production and setting up pheromone traps inside those houses provide adequate control of Tuta absoluta

Competitive Advantage

This innovation is environmentally safe and reduces the need for repeated chemical sprays.

Milestones

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Ethiopia
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Cambodia
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Bangladesh
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Kenya
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Tanzania