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Sustainable Management of Invasive Pests in Africa

Editors: Niassy, S., Ekesi, S., Migiro, L., Otieno, W. (Eds.)

  • This book outlines and draws attention to the body of IPM research on economically important pests in Africa for experience sharing
    Complement efforts of International and National Research Organisations, Academia in the fight against invasive species in Africa
    Empowers policy makers and phytosanitary quarantine regulators services with technical information for evidence based decision making

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This book presents an overview of the impact of invasive insect pests in African agriculture and their effects on productivity in Africa. It does not only describe their importance but exhibits a diversity of research findings in the field of invasive pest management, including early warning and monitoring systems for quarantine purposes, agricultural extension all the way to control strategies. Invasive species generally affect economically important crops thereby affecting the livelihood of millions of people along crop value chains. Generally, invasive species have high migratory capabilities and because of plant material exchange during trade, cannot be contained by one country. Usually, African countries react after pest has evaded and established in the country, making the cost of mitigating even more expensive. The IPM tactics and findings presented in this book are precious. The current book focusses on botanicals, semiochemicals, resistant plant varieties, biological control agents (e.g. entomopathogens, endophytes, predators and natural enemies) and pesticides. Aspects of capacity building, knowledge dissemination, socioeconomy and regional coordination have not been overlooked as they play an important role on adoption scaling. The book also presents measures that help agricultural research services to prevent or estimate the damage caused by invasive insect species and take actions. However, the first level of decision making is accurate identification of the pest and the perpetual inventory of affected crops. Bioecology of invasive pest are strongly highlighted to strengthen Integrated Pest Management Strategies.

The threat of invasive species is permanent. By writing this book, authors aimed to encourage knowledge exchange and collaboration between researchers on the continent while encouraging the establishment of a platform or a fund for preparedness and rapid response.

About the authors

Saliou Niassy is a Senegalese national. He holds an MSc in Natural Sciences and a Postgraduate degree in Zoology from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar (UCAD and a PhD in Zoology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology JKUAT in Kenya through the ARPPIS-DAAD-icipe programme (2008-2011). Saliou joined the University of Pretoria in 2011 as a Postdoctoral Fellow, to coordinate the Research Network on Climate Change in African Mountains AfroMont, funded by the FAO and the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI). After establishing the AfroMont Network successfully, Saliou took a second Postdoctoral Fellowship at the International Centre of Insect Physiology-icipe in Nairobi, under an African Union-funded project on Grain legumes in 2013. In late 2014, Saliou was appointed a Research Scientist, Head of the Technology Transfer Unit under an IFAD funded project, in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Rwanda.

Saliou served as the Coordinator of the Land Matrix Initiative, one of the most prominent global and independent land monitoring Initiative in the world competition on Large Scale Land Investments between September 2015-June 2017.

Saliou has now rejoined icipe as Head of the Technology Transfer Unit (ATTU), as cross-cutting for the centre. Saliou is a pan-Africanist, trained and working in Africa. His research interest encompasses agriculture and rural Development, Food Security and poverty alleviation. Currently, Saliou is the Secretary-General of the African Association of Insect Scientists AAIS since 2013. Saliou speaks fluently, French and English, Wolof and Diola and a little bit of Swahili and German.

Sunday Ekesi is the Director of Research and Partnerships at icipe. He is a scientist, research leader and manager with extensive knowledge and experience in sustainable agriculture which includes microbial control, biological control, habitat management, managing pesticide use, integrated pest management, pesticide management and biodiversity in Africa and internationally. As Director of Research and Partnerships, he also manages and provides leadership on the implementation of high-level strategic goal of the various Themes of the organization in line with the institution’s vision and strategy.

Sunday has broad perspectives of agricultural research and development issues, with proven experiences of challenges and opportunities in working with smallholder farmers, extension agents, research organizations and the private sector to improve food and nutritional security. He has vast experience on African Fruit Fly Programme and is familiar with the current priorities of sustainable intensification and agricultural transformation agenda. Sunday advises national programmes in more than 21 African countries on the development and implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) programmes on horticulture and staple crops. He sits on various international advisory and consultancy panels such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), The World Bank (WB), IPM Innovation Lab and regional and national projects on various arthropod pests and climate change-related issues. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has trained 30 graduate students. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Insects as Food and Feed (JIFF), International Journal of Tropical Insect Science (IJT) and Life: The Excitement of Biology (LEB). Sunday is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (FRES) and the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS).

Lorna Migiro is an agricultural entomologist, with 19 years’ experience in research, lecturing and project management. She is currently the Programme Support Manager for the award-winning CABI-led Plantwise programme whose aim is to increase food security and improve rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses in several developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. In previous roles, Lorna worked at both the Technical University of Kenya and Pwani university as a lecturer, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp Sweden, was an Assistant Regional Manager with the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), a Consultant with Dudutech Kenya Limited, a sales representative with Phillips Pharmaceutical Company Limited and a Technical Assistant at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).

Washington Otieno is the Plantwise Programme Executive at CAB International where he has worked since 2013. At CABI, Washington has led the coordination of Plantwise, a global program that builds capacity of developing countries for plant health management through networks of plant clinics, development and use of pest databases. He has expertise phytosanitary capacity development acquired through working with the Secretariat of International Plant Protection Convention and Kenyan National Plant Protection Organization and in agricultural research in tea production systems. Washington holds BSc and MSc degrees in agriculture and plant pathology respectively from the University of Nairobi and PhD from Wageningen University and Research Centre. He has published one book chapter more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed and institutional journals.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Management of Invasive Pests in Africa
Editors
  • Saliou Niassy
  • Sunday Ekesi
  • Lorna Migiro
  • Washington Otieno
Series Title
Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41083-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41083-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41082-7
Series ISSN
2567-9805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 297
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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