Microbial Uptakes for Sustainable management of major bananA pests and diseases
Microbial Uptakes for Sustainable management of major bananA pests and diseases ( H2020-SFS-2016-2017),Call (part) identifier: H2020-SFS-2016-2 is five years funded project by EU, started in year 2017 and its intends to end 2022, in 10 named participant countries ; Italy, Spain, UK, Belgium, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya , Coast Rica, Cuba .
The principal outcome of this project will be to achieve sustainable intensification of Musa spp. and ensete crops, through identification, development and implementation of IPM based on beneficial microorganisms in control of Nematodes, banana weevils and Panama disease in banana.
In this project, Real IPM in collaboration with IITA and ICIPE, our aim among others is to achieve Sustainable Management of Nematodes and banana weevils in Africa using EBCAs and plant resistance /tolerance based IPM approaches. REAL IPM intends to transfertechnology and build capacity on bio pesticide research knowledge to farmers and this will be implemented through training farmers on newly developed beneficial microbial for control of banana weevils and Root nematodes in bananas in in Kenya