Sustainable Management of Biotic Agro-Ecosystem Threats

Our focus is to develop integrated management strategies for economic pest and diseases including safe and appropriate use of pesticides. We also emphasize on the deployment of disease resistant crop varieties and livestock breeds, cultural and biological control methods.

Our focus for project in this area includes:

Potential threats from exotic pests, diseases and weeds identified and appropriate strategies to manage incursions effectively developed and implemented

Diagnostic capacity for plant and animal pests and diseases increased

Innovative strategies designed to improve institutional capacity and the capability of smallholder farmers to manage livestock pest and diseases