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