|African Dryland Alliance for Pesticidal
A network for optimising and promoting the use of indigenous botanical knowledge for food security and poverty alleviation in Africa
See our Publication page for the latest publications from the ADAPPT project and ICPP conference proceedings.
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.
Tick Control Measures from Nature reported by Agriland
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
An overview of the ADAPPT project appears on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew website: Pesticidal plants in Miombo woodlands
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.
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
New article about ADAPPT research: Pesticidal Woodlands. In: Kew Scientist. 39:5.
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.
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.
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
Details about the ADAPPT project can now be found on the ACP Science and Technology Programme
New ACP S&T website launched with many uesful links, partner searches, and funding opportunities.
Regional Symposium on Economically Useful Plants of Southern Africa, to be held in Lusaka, Zambia, 21-23 June 2010. Contact Dr Moreetsi Thobega, Email: email@example.com
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.
P.C. Stevenson (2010). Pesticidal Plants. Kew Scientist. 37: 6.
F. Kirsten (2010). Pesticidal Plants. Plant Protection News. 83: page 9.
Three proposals submitted to the British Council's DelPHE fund in Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
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