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Pest and vector management in Africa

  • M. O. Odindo (a1)

Abstract

A large and varied group of insects attack crops of the tropical farmer, and carry various disease-causing organisms to him and his animals. The control of these agricultural pests, and vectors of human and animal diseases relies mostly on chemical pesticides. However, investigations show that alternative methods such as biological control and resistant crop varieties are available, which may be used in the reduction of pest infestation, resulting in an Increase in food production by the African farmer.

Un grand nombre et varlé de groupes d'insectes attaquent les cultures tropicales, et sont vecteurs de nombreuses maladies aussi bien pour le paysan que pour son bétail. La lutte contre ces ravageurs des cultures et vecteurs des maladies humaines et du bétail est essentiellement basée sur la lutte chimique. Cependant, les recherches montrent que des méthodes alternatives de lutte telles que la lutte biologique et la résistance variétale sont disponibles. Elles peuvent étre utillsées pour réduire la pullulation du ravageur, et par conséquent accroître le rendement agricole par le paysan africain.

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Pest and vector management in Africa

  • M. O. Odindo (a1)

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