Light trap catches M. vitrata pod borer Malanville, Benin

In this project, we propose to develop and deploy climate-resilient, environmentally friendly and economically profitable integrated pest management approaches and tools - easily implementable by women and men farmers - to minimize the impact of insect pests in cowpea cropping systems in Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria. The project will have the following objectives: 1. Discovery objectives – Provide new knowledge on factors improving the performance of biocontrols. Assess the pest status of emerging, climate-driven insect pests, and the potential for their sustainable control. 2. Piloting objectives - Screen available or new biopesticides with potential to be commercialized by community-based groups and/or private sector operators. Validate locally-specific IPM baskets. 3. Scaling objectives – Mass releases of biocontrol agents from national rearing labs. Scale out the community-based production of neem tea-bags. 4. Capacity development objectives - Implement training and educational programs at all levels, including farmer, technician and graduate training, and short-term attachments for researchers. Achieving these objective will empower the project i) to be able to better target mass releases of the biocontrol agents to specific agro-ecosystems, ii) to be better informed about the risks from climate-driven pests, and their mitigation strategies, iii) to have available more potent biopesticides and their mixtures which can be produced locally by community-based women and youth groups, vi) to understand the socio-economic drivers for gender-disaggregated IPM technology adoption and impact, and v) to increase the capacity of women and men cowpea farmer and national R4D partners to develop, disseminate and implement sustainable pest management approaches.

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Creator Tamo, Manuele
Creator Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Creator ID Type ORCID
Creator ID 0000-0002-5863-7421
Subject Vocab (AGROVOC/GACS/CAB) Moths,Biocontrol,Borers,Pods
Subject(s) Male moths,Female moths,Pod borers
Publisher International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Person Benjamin Datinon, IITA-Benin
Contributor Role Project Leader
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor CRP CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals
Contributor Partner Not applicable
Contributor Donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contributor Project Science-driven and farmer-oriented insect pest management for cowpea agro-ecosystems in West Africa, Sustainable insect pest management for cowpea in West Africa, Development and Delivery of Sustainable Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Cowpea for West Africa, Biological Foundations of Management of Field Insect Pests of Cowpea in West Africa
Project ID PJ-003052, PJ-002842, PJ-001829, PJ-001787
Contributor Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2021-03-31
Embargo End Date 2024-10-14
Content Type Dataset
File Format csv
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier https://doi.org/10.25502/tj6k-kg57/d
Identifier Citation
Source Science-driven and farmer-oriented insect pest management for cowpea agro-ecosystems in West Africa, Sustainable insect pest management for cowpea in West Africa, Development and Delivery of Sustainable Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Cowpea for West Africa, Biological Foundations of Management of Field Insect Pests of Cowpea in West Africa
Language English
Relation Not applicable
Agroecological Zone Subhumid warm tropics
Coverage Region Western Africa
Coverage country Republic of Benin
Coverage Admin Unit Not applicable
Coverage Y (Latitude) 11.51466
Coverage X (Longitude) 3.23378
Coverage Start Date 2010-11-24
Coverage End Date 2021-10-31
Contact Tamò, Manuele; Insect Ecologist; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact Email M.Tamo@cgiar.org
Restriction CC-BY 4.0
Email Permission None
Rights CC-BY 4.0