Biodiversity and Agriculture: addressing scale insect threats in Kenya


Kenya
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Ref: 25-032

Status: Current

Round:
24
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Start Date:
01-07-18
End Date:
31-03-21
Funding:
£236,658.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries:
Kenya
Project Summary:
Scale insect pests damage native trees and crops in Kenya, causing up to 91% crop losses, but awareness of the threats they pose is low because they are small and cryptic. Local entomologists cannot identify scales so pesticides are misused, killing natural enemies and causing more pest problems. Taxonomic training, and information packages for each community, will enable better pest management strategies. Building identification capacity throughout the decision chain will reduce improper practices and speed up responses to pest invasions. Kenyan livelihoods enhanced in >250 smallholdings; local agrobiodiversity improved by enhanced capacity to identify and manage scale insects at institutional, extension service and community levels, in smallholdings and native ecosystems.


Documents:
Title: 25-032 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-23 00:00:00

Title: 25-032 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-24 00:00:00

Title: 25-032 HYR2 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-24 00:00:00

Title: 25-032 HYR3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00