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Projects and activities | 11 October 2019

Fruit fly – Detection methods for fruit flies of economic significance to fruit and vegetable production in Africa and Indian Ocean islands

Global Food and Nutrition Security

This project assembles a team of fruit fly experts from South Africa, Côte D’Ivoire, Belgium and France to address different aspects of fruit fly detection systems. Efficacy of different trap and attractant combinations for fruit fly monitoring will be evaluated in various environments in Southern Africa or Côte D’Ivoire. In addition, research will focus on identification of new fruit fly attractants from plant origin. Sensitivity of trapping systems for different fruit fly pests will be determined by mark-release-recapture methods.