Ohio State University
Virginia Tech (US); Makerere Univerisity, Coffee Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Organization (Uganda); Kenya Agricultural Research Institute Thika (Kenya); Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania)
Sally Miller; Matt Kleinhenz; J. Kovach; Dan Tylor; Sam Kyamanywa; Monicah Waiganjo; Amon P.Maerere
The Regional Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab for East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) is developing a shared IPM strategy to improve the productivity of higher value marketed horticultural crops in the region using a specialized program that is dedicated to ecologically-based IPM research on horticultural crops. Ecological IPM is an approach to pest management that seeks to give farmers an alternative, more environmentally-friendly path for sustaining high agricultural productivity.
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.