MUSA (Microbial Uptakes for Sustainable management of major bananA pests and diseases) is five years project funded by EU, started in year 2017. 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’s aim among others is to achieve Sustainable Management of Nematodes and banana weevils in Africa using EBCAs and plant resistance / tolerance based IPM approaches. To do this Real IPM is working in collaboration with IITA and ICIPE.
Real IPM also intends to transfer technology and build capacity on bio-pesticide knowledge to farmers. This will be implemented through training farmers on newly developed beneficial microbials for control of Banana weevils and Root nematodes in bananas in in Kenya.
Project (call) identifier: H2020-SFS-2016-2017