This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7960: Public-private partnerships for
development and implementation of entomopathogenic viruses as
bioinsecticides for key lepidopteran pests in Ghana and Benin, West
Africa and R8430: Biopesticides in Ghana.
Several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have already used new guidelines
to develop systems for registering biological controls for pests and
diseases—bacteria, viruses, nematodes, fungi, predators and parasites.
Although systems for registering chemical controls are often in place,
few deal with biological controls. But for produce to meet heath and
safety standards, biological controls must be registered. This is vital
for horticulture exports from Africa and Asia, particularly those
destined for developed countries. Both South Africa and Kenya now have
laws—based on the guidelines—that allow biological control agents to be
registered, sold and used. Many other countries, including Tanzania,
Ghana and Benin, are also using the guidelines to draw up similar laws
to help their booming exports of fresh produce.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (8
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP44, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 128.