Towards Integrated Pest Management in East Africa : a feasibility study

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    Abstract

    Pesticide risk reduction through registration of less hazardous pesticides and the promotion of nonchemical pest and disease control approaches such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is essential for a more sustainable plant production in East Africa in order to enhance both export market access and food safety. This study gives guidance for the transition towards a further adoption of IPM in East Africa. It describes the current situation and presents the incentives for and obstacles to the East African countries. There are various initiatives to strengthen the institutional, economic, political and social aspects in the East African region. The East African Community (EAC) is working jointly on different themes, including agricultural development and reducing trade barriers. Also, in the field of pesticide legislation further steps should be made. A regional approach in establishing a framework for the registration of pesticides and bio pesticides and natural liquids would be a first step in creating the institutional environment to make actions more effective and efficient.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationThe Hague
    PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
    Number of pages48
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameReport / LEI Wageningen UR
    PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
    No.13-103

    Keywords

    • integrated pest management
    • pesticides
    • risk reduction
    • pest control
    • disease control
    • sustainable agriculture
    • feasibility studies
    • east africa

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