Integrated Fruit Fly Control

Two women stand in their mango groves and harvest mango fruits.

Mangoes are a lucrative crop, but the non-native fruit fly can cause serious damage to farmers’ harvests. Biovision is supporting integrated pest control through a combination of measures: by monitoring fruit fly populations, consequently removing infested mangoes, using odour traps, and releasing natural predators (parasitic wasps). These measures help minimise the damage caused by the fruit fly. Additionally, integrated pest control helps boost incomes significantly by helping farmers save costs. 

 


Stories from this project

Mangofruchtfliegen unter Kontrolle

Available in German and French only

Frau Ngare und ihre Schwester aus Embu, Kenia, haben allen Grund zum Strahlen: Ihre Mangoernte ist reich und sie und ihre Familien sind gesund. Das war nicht immer so. Lesen...

 

"I have the mango fruit flies under control"

For years, farmers in sub-Saharan Africa feared for their mango harvest. The reason: The fruit fly. While they let the mangos rot on the tree, the icipe and Biovision found little heroines to stop the fruit fly. Read...

 

He who laughs last...

“It was a huge problem,” recalls James Gichovi from Kimangaru (Kenya); he is referring to the swarm of fruit flies that descended on his mangos. “They were absolutely everywhere – we had no chance” Eventually, he found a way to protect his mangos in a sustainable way. Read...

 

The "Blessing Ladies" of Meru

Tasty mangoes thanks to IPM (Integrated Pest Management); that was always the objective of our project "Fruit Fly Control" and is also the story of the successful mango entrepreneurs known as the "Blessing Ladies". Read...