Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Pesticidal Plant conference

21st to 24th January 2013, Nairobi, Kenya. The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology is hosting the first Pesticidal Plant conference at their main campus. 

This conference is organised by the African Dryland Alliance for Pesticidal Plant Technologies: A network for optimising and promoting the use of indigenous botanical knowledge for food security and poverty alleviation in Africa.

ADAPPT is a project supported by a European Union grant through the ACP Science and Technology Programme to establish a network of scientists and agricultural technicians, from NGOs, agricultural institutes, ministries and universities from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom with a focus on pesticidal plants* as environmentally benign and safer alternatives to synthetic pesticides. The specific partners are listed on the Partners page of this website.

  1. Bio-prospecting: Product development, Bio-safety, Standardization and Commercialization
  2. Environmental conservation and climate change: synthetic biology and biotechnology
  3. Access and benefit sharing: Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, Advocacy and Policy
  4. Culture and indigenous knowledge
Subject areas:
  1. Stored product protection
  2. Field crop pests
  3. Livestock and human disease vectors
  4. Plant disease control
  5. Weed management
  6. Bio-fertilizers and biopesticide technologies
  7. Propagation and conservation
  8. other pesticidal plant research

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