StopRats is not the first rodent research project in Africa, with activities following on from a rich history of research funding from the European Union's different funding programmes.

StapleRat - Protecting staple crops in eastern Africa: integrated approaches for ecologically based field rodent pest management, 2000-2003 Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia & Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Italy

RatZooMan - Prevention of sanitary risks linked to rodents at the rural/peri-urban interface, 2003-2006 Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique & Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, UK

EcoRat – Development of ecologically based rodent management for the southern African region, 2007-2009 Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland & UK, EAB

StopRats – Sustainable technologies to overcome pest rodents in Africa through Science, 2014-2016 Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Madagascar, Sierra Leone & UK, EAB