This project officially ended on
the 31st of December 2009. It sought to improve the livelihoods
of farmers in Southern Africa by enhancing the use of pesticidal
A new project called the ADAPPT
project builds on the activities that took place in the SAPP project,
and we encourage visitors to go to the ADAPPT
website for further developments.
The SAPP project was funded by the
and Coordination of Agricultural Research and Training (ICART)
Programme of the Southern
African Development Community (SADC) Region.
It brought together University,
NGO and government partners from Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the
Caesalpinioid woodlands contain a diverse range
of plant species (e.g. Miombo, Mopane). The habitat stretches across
southern Africa to include large parts of Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Mozambique, DR Congo, South Africa and Tanzania. These semi-arid
African woodlands are under threat from a number of issues such
as climate change, agricultural expansion, overgrazing, uncontrolled
fires, and their unsustainable use by man (e.g. firewood collection).
The SAPP project aims to help promote the conservation and sustainable
utilisation of Caesalpinioid woodlands by improving the ways in
which pesticidal plants are utilised. Photo P. Stevenson.
Spraying synthetic pesticides is rarely carried
out wearing the correct protective clothing. Photo S. Nyirenda.
to the Pesticidal Plants Network email forum
This is an email and website forum
to post announcements and queries related to the use of pesticidal
plants in agriculture, particularly their use in vegetable
gardens, in grain storage and against livestock ectoparasites
(ticks, mites). Members of this group may be scientists or
extensionists involved in research and promotion of pesticidal
plants or end users wishing to share their experiences or
learn more about pesticidal plants through discussion and
sharing of information with other group members.