Agriculture is vital to the Central Asian country's economy; knowledge dissemination strengthens farmers' capacity to manage pests, risks, and crops.
Forty-seven farmers and village extension officers were taught how to identify Tuta absoluta and recognize the damage symptoms it causes compared with other types of leaf miners during a training session held by WorldVeg, Real IPM and A to Z on 25-26 May 2017 in Babati, Tanzania. --MORE--
Priyakshi Buragohain has been accepted as PhD graduate student for 30 months (1 April 2017 - 30 September 2019) at WorldVeg South Asia in Hyderabad, India.
The tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) is making inroads in Tanzania and other locations in East Africa. The World Vegetable Center and partners are working to develop strategies for farmers to manage Tuta, which can cause up to 100% loss of tomato fruits if left uncontrolled.
Tuta absoluta is a recent arrival in East Africa and it poses serious threats to vegetable producers, especially tomato growers. AVRDC hosted a workshop to inform and educate government and private sector partners about control options.