Pesticidal plants in African agriculture: Local uses and\ud global perspectives

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Stevenson, Philip C. ; Belmain, Steven R. (2016)

In 2001 in this publication we drew attention to the wealth of potential in pesticidal plants in Africa. We reported from a regional focus on West Africa where we had been undertaking research identifying new plant sources of pesticides, verifying their efficacy and considering how we could apply our scientific knowledge to improving the way farmers used them (Belmain & Stevenson 2001). Here, 15 years on, we consider how this research and development domain has changed, what are the success stories and priorities for Africa and where is this sector heading.
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