Scaling-up biocontrol innovations in Africa

Project: Research


GCRF funded project led by the University of Leeds to develop sustainable pathways for upscaling biocontrol interventions in sub-Saharan Africa and embed them in national agricultural policies. The main objectives of the project were:
-Identify how biocontrol interventions have been successfully adopted and understand the bottlenecks to further adoption through a synthesis review and meta-analysis of biocontrol practices and agricultural policies in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.
-Identify barriers to access of key inputs required, such as seeds and biocontrol agents, and initiate commercialisation opportunities.
-Explore how farmer-farmer networking can be facilitated using a prototype mobile phone-based information sharing system in the context of country-dependent farmer-led communication pathways.
Effective start/end date1/04/2030/09/21

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