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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T09:14:24Z
dc.date.available2014-10-16T09:14:24Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 1999. Biopesticides: a good recipe from Niger. Spore 81. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
dc.identifier.issn1011-0054
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/48438
dc.descriptionThere is good news about biopesticide studies at the national institute for agricultural research INRAN, Niger. At a time when artificial pesticides are moving outside the reach of most farmers, INRAN's researchers have demonstrated that effective biopesticides can be produced from local plant and mineral resources, at considerably lower cost. They estimate that the price of a litre of biopesticide can be two to four times lower than that of chemical pesticides. Five formulas based on plant materials were developed, mainly from seeds of neem, 50,000 t of which are harvested annually in Niger. INRANÕs results were encouraging enough to launch a project for further R&D. The PROBIOPEC project was started in March 1999 and will be completed in February 2001, with a total budget of e 175,000. INRAN is the lead agency in the project, and it works in partnership with local private bodies, farmersÕ associations, and development organisations. A biopesticide production unit is also planned, subject to a feasibility study; it will have a potential capacity of 500-1000 litres annually. Dr Barbike Bourahima Gabdakoye INRAN BP 429, Niamey, Niger Fax: +227 72 21 44 Email: iran@intnet.ne
dc.description.abstractThere is good news about biopesticide studies at the national institute for agricultural research INRAN, Niger. At a time when artificial pesticides are moving outside the reach of most farmers, INRAN's researchers have demonstrated that effective...
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCTA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpore, Spore 81
dc.sourceSpore
dc.titleBiopesticides: a good recipe from Niger
dc.typeNews Item
cg.subject.ctaCROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.urlhttp://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore81.pdf
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlands


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