African Dryland Alliance for Pesticidal Plant Technologies:
A network for optimising and promoting the use of indigenous botanical knowledge for food security and poverty alleviation in Africa


What's new?

November 2013

See our Publication page for the latest publications from the ADAPPT project and ICPP conference proceedings.

January 2013

The first international conference on pesticidal plants took place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 21st to the 24th of January, 2013. Held at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya, the conference was considered a great success with 140 delegates attending from 25 countries. More details about the Conference

The ICPP was followed by a training workshop at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). The workshop provided training to a mixed group of farmers, nursery growers, and researchers interested in the propagation of trees with pesticidal properties. Attendees were provided with practical field work on how to collect seed material from wild resources, conserving seed, propagating and caring for young seedlings. Photos of the event can be found here.

May 2012

Tick Control Measures from Nature reported by Agriland

February 2012

African Cattle Protected by Natural Pesticide reported by Healthy pages

Natural Pesticide Protects Against Ticks in Africa reported by Dairy Vietnam

Natural pesticide protects African cattle from biting ticks reported by the Western Producer

Natural Pesticide Protects Against Ticks in Africa reported by Cryptozoology

November 2011

An overview of the ADAPPT project appears on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew website: Pesticidal plants in Miombo woodlands

October 2011

The ADAPPT project is one of four projects chosen to make a presentation at the 2nd ACP S&T Stakeholder Conference, Brussels, 26-28 October 2011

Research of ADAPPT colleagues in Zimbabwe and UK appears in online journal Science Daily: Natural Pesticide Protects Cattle Against Ticks in Africa, 11 October 2011

ADAPPT partners present Pesticidal Plant workshop at the 10th African Crop Science Society Conference in Maputo, Mozambique, 10-13 Oct 2011.

September 2011

New article about ADAPPT research: Ticks. (2011) In: Kew Magazine, Autumn issue p. 15.

plus several new scientific journal publications authored by ADAPPT team members

June 2011

New article about ADAPPT research: Pesticidal Woodlands. In: Kew Scientist. 39:5.

January 2011

News about the ADAPPT annual project review meeting was reported by several Zambian news agencies, including the Zambia Daily Mail

First annual project review and coordination meeting, held in Zambia, 24th-28th January 2011. Training and capacity building sessions were provided to more than 50 Zamibian participants on micropropagation techniques, designing bioassays, writing scientific papers and grant proposals. Photos from the meeting can be found here and presentations made related to training can be found on the Publications page.

October 2010

1st ACP S&T Stakeholder Conference, Brussels, 26-28 October 2010

The 3rd Biopesticide Conference in India, 20-22 October 2010, hosted by the CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. More details can be found in the conference leaflet or by visiting the conference website.

September 2010

News about the ADAPPT project can be found on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew website - Funding to promote use of plants in Africa for pest control

August 2010

Details about the ADAPPT project can now be found on the ACP Science and Technology Programme

July 2010

New ACP S&T website launched with many uesful links, partner searches, and funding opportunities.

June 2010

Regional Symposium on Economically Useful Plants of Southern Africa, to be held in Lusaka, Zambia, 21-23 June 2010. Contact Dr Moreetsi Thobega, Email:

Pesticidal plants help poorer farmers reduce crop losses. CABI blog reports on the ADAPPT project and related research activities on pesticidal plants carried out by team members.

Botanical pesticides gain wider acceptance. A report in Agriculture Business Week argues that commercial needs for botanical pesticides are growing.

May 2010

P.C. Stevenson (2010). Pesticidal Plants. Kew Scientist. 37: 6.

April 2010

F. Kirsten (2010). Pesticidal Plants. Plant Protection News. 83: page 9.

March 2010

Three proposals submitted to the British Council's DelPHE fund in Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

February 2010

ADAPPT information flyer

January 2010

An inception workshop for the ADAPPT project was held during the week of the 25th January 2010, hosted by the ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute in Pretoria South Africa. The meeting brought together representatives from all 12 partner institutions for the first time in order to talk about common interests and past scientific work on pesticidal plants as well as plan out activities and processes that will form part of the ADAPPT network project.

Project partners at the ADAPPT inception workshop held at the Agricultural Research Council Headquarters, Pretoria, South Africa, 25-29 January 2010

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