This project is about investigating Chinese fertility control technology in Tanzania, collecting baseline data on efficacy against African rodent species, environmental effects, socio‐economics and social perceptions

The project has three main aims:

  1. Evaluate the prospect of Chinese technology to control rodent populations using fertility control within an African context
  2. Assess the impact of using rodent contraceptives to manage the multiple impacts of rats across agricultural value chains, human and livestock health, and infrastructural damage
  3. Understand the relative contributions of climate and/or anthropogenic change on frequency/severity of the rodent outbreak phenomenon

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