Safer plant protection products
The increase in devastating crop pests, such as the fall armyworm and tomato pinworm, has led to a growth in pesticide use among smallholder farmers. However, even when used properly pesticides can have a negative impact on human health and the environment. PlantwisePlus will work to ensure farmers have access to affordable, more sustainable plant protection products, such as biocontrol and biopesticides.
PlantwisePlus will work to ensure safer plant protection products, such as biopesticides and biocontrol products are readily available so farmers can put them to use.
PlantwisePlus will work with local agricultural suppliers to make sure the safer plant products are not only available, but sold at a price farmers can afford.
PlantwisePlus aims to help small-scale local businesses produce safer to use products for use in their communities. Assisting farmers and agri-businesses to build successful and viable businesses, will create sustainable incomes.