Kenya: Crop protection strategy training
- Posted by: Sandra Borma
- Category: Kenya
The NExT Kenya programme organised a crop protection strategy training on 4–7 October 2022. The target audience for this 4-day training programme was technical managers, quality managers, extension staff, agronomists (production managers) and crop protection managers from horticultural production companies. Aimed at developing the participant’s knowledge of the principles of crop protection strategies, the training was attended by 12 participants from various Kenyan horticulture #MSMEs. A practical field study on #scouting, #identification and #management of pests at Real IPM in Thika was also included. The training sought to address the twin problems of exceeding #MRLs and the application of non-approved active compounds to vegetable crops. Training on how to carry out crop protection will follow on 25–28 October 2022.
This activity is implemented by COLEACP and supported by the NExT Kenya (New Export Trade) programme, established in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Nairobi and Kenyan stakeholders.