Ohio State University
Virginia Tech, Tennessee State University (US); Makerere University Faculty of Agriculture, The Ugandan National Agricultural Research Organization, Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Egerton University, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzanian Coffee Research Institute; The World Vegetable Center, International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology
Sam Kyamanywa; George Bigirwa
The East Africa regional project (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) developed a shared IPM strategy to improve the productivity of higher value marketed horticultural crops in the region using a specialized program dedicated to ecologically-based IPM research.
The IPM CRSP will be implemented by a consortium of U.S. and East African institutions, with The Ohio State University (OSU) serving as the lead university and Virginia Tech as the management entity. A coordinating unit (CU) will be headquartered at Makerere University Faculty of Agriculture in Uganda and include member representatives from each participating nation. It will co-ordinate IPM research, training, extension and technology dissemination activities in the region.
To develop a specialized, ecologically based IPM research program focused on priority pest constraints of selected higher value marketed horticultural crops.