West African Regional Consortium for IPM Excellence
University of California, Davis; Fort Valley State University; Ohio State University; Crops Research Institute-CRI (Ghana); Environmental Toxicology and Quality Control Lab - ETQCL (Mali); Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER), Office de la Haute Vallee du Niger-OHVN; Direction de la Protection Vegetaux (DPV); Fondation de Recherches en Ecotoxicologie et Securite Environnementale (CERES Locustox), Institut Senegalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA), Institut du Sahel (INSAH) (Senegal)
Doug Pfeiffer; Donald E. Mullins
Robert Gilbertson; George Mbata; Sally Miller; Carlyle Brewster; Patricia Hipkins; Jim Westwood
Vegetables are a critical source of nutrition and an important cash crop in West Africa. Vegetable crop production in West Africa is subject to constraints including losses due to arthropod pests, diseases, and weeds. The West Africa program of the IPM Innovation Lab for is carrying out research in Ghana, Senegal, and Mali to develop comprehensive IPM packages for three vegetable crops that are commercially and nutritionally important in the region–cabbage, potato, and tomato. These IPM packages address pest-related constraints from seed selection to post-harvest storage.
To develop a specialized, ecologically based IPM research program focused on priority pest constraints of selected higher value marketed horticultural crops.