Updated Jul 29, 2019

Screening protocol for African Indigenous Vegetables crop varieties for common insect pests

Part of Rutgers University

https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/nutrition-african-vegetables

Jim Simon

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Protocol for use in screening for common insect pests to score varieties for insect pest resistance.

Protocol for use in screening for common insect pests to score varieties for insect pest resistance
Protocol for use in screening for common insect pests to score varieties for insect pest resistance
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

Cultivation & Tools, Natural Resources and Food Safety and Standards

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Implemented In:

Kenya and Zambia

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1,050
Lives Impacted to Date
2
Countries Implemented In
Verified Funding
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Problem

1. Limited standard protocols for pest determination on African Indigenous Vegetables 2. African indigenous vegetables are susceptible to attack by a variety of insects and diseases.

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Solution

1. Established a best practices protocol for pest management to increase African Indigenous Vegetable production and improve quality that can be replicated

Target Beneficiaries

Smallholder farmers

Milestone

Apr 2017
Lives Impacted
1,050
Apr 2017
New Product Or Service
Training protocol developed and piloted. Trained over 1000 farmers in 70 farmer groups in Kenya. Follow-up survey indicates high adoption rates.
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Zambia
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kenya

Supporting Materials

AIV-variety-trial-pest-data-scoring-template-orientation-null.xlsx-Pest-disease-scoring-sheet-1-.pdf