A development plan for the introduction of integrated pest management in the Kenyan Chillies and beans sector : A mission to Equator products Ltd

E. den Belder

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    Abstract

    The Memorandum of Understanding between the ministries of agriculture of Mexico and the Netherlands is aimed at strengthening cooperation in the field of research and development between the two countries. Within this framework CONPAPA, Sabritas, INIFAP and Wageningen University established contacts and set an agenda for sustainable potato production in Mexico that builds on experience in potato and other commodities in the Netherlands and other countries. During three meetings in Mexico in 2007 major sustainability issues were identified and means of addressing them were established as well as a working plan for 2008 and beyond. The three main issues to be addressed are 1) optimized use of the resources water and minerals, 2) improvement of the seed supply chain and 3) improved control of psyllids responsible for purple top. Pilots are planned to start in 2008 on these three themes. Moreover in 2008 a major national potato seminar is planned on sustainable production and organized within the framework of the United Nations International Year of the Potato (UN-IYP
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherPlant Research International
    Number of pages26
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NamePRI - Report
    PublisherPlant Research International

    Keywords

    • integrated pest management
    • chillies
    • beans
    • kenya

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