TRAINING ON INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

The last three decades Somalia faced improper management of importing confessional pesticides, consequence of that leaded many pesticides which banned internationally to enter the country, and then primary pests became resistance moreover a large number of farm workers suffering from the side effect of synthetic pesticides due to improper use of pesticides. The general objectives of training were capacity building of Integrated Pest Management by practicing elements of IPM such as; Biological control, Cultural control, Legislation, plant quarantine, and genetic control.

 Ten hours for five days training workshop on capacity building for different students from seven universities were done in Mogadishu. The training was conducted by Somali Natural resources Research Center SONRREC, the numbers of participants were 45 students. The results revealed that trainees get sufficient knowledge that integrated pest management is significance for sustainable agricultural development. The participants understood how to use parasitoids, predators and pathogens for the regulation of pest population densities. The applicants gained essential evidence about cultural control is the practice of modifying the growing environment to reduce the prevalence of unwanted pests. They learned how Genetic control usually works in reproductive sterility for male of the insect pest. The participants recognized Legislation Legal Control and plant quarantine are first line of plant protection.  As specified in the results, it has been suggested that the training should be extended to other students in the different states, Somalia.

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