Research

Improving food safety by reducing pesticide residues: developing a pheromone alternative to insecticides for control of thrips on legumes in Kenya (“SAFARI”)

Abstract

The SAFARI project is supported by a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Foundation Award for Global Agriculture and Food Systems Research, which is funded through the BBSRC. It runs from May 2017 to April 2019. The aim of the project is to provide an alternative to insecticides for managing the bean flower thrips in cowpea and other similar crops in Kenya. This will reduce the amount of pesticide used and so improve food safety. It will also lead to higher yields, better safety for farm workers, reduced environmental impact and more sustainable agriculture.

Description

More information on this project can be found at: https://www.keele.ac.uk/safari/

Funding Body

BBSRC

Lead Organisation

Keele University

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