Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania

Climate-smart flood and salinity tolerant African rice

Research project Project summary Tanzania produces over 80% of rice produced in East Africa, and any reduction in productivity will influence regional food security. However globally, Tanzania is among the 13 countries to be most affected by climate change with ...
Period: 2020-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Denmark Partner institutions: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Kenya Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Project code: 19-03-KU Total grant: 11,834,862 DKK
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Weaver Ants to Control Fruit Fly Damage to Tanzanian Mangoes

Research project This project will evaluate the potential for increasing the income of small scale mango producers in Tanzania by using weaver ants to repel the fruit flies that are responsible for the commercial loss of 40% of their crop. The system works well in A ... Project completion report: This study investigated the effectiveness of weaver ants in protecting mangoes from fruit flies. The study was carried out on the local mango variety ‘Dodo’ grown by small scale farmers in Tanzania.

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