Pesticides are now widely used to manage the recent outbreak of crop pests such as fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, FAW) and Phthorimaea absoluta (syn. Tuta absoluta). However, reports on farmers’ pesticide use practices are often insufficient. Hence, this study aimed to assess how maize and tomato farmers’ use of pesticides aligns with plant doctor recommendations.
This is a story of a successful partnership between the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Southern African Development Community, has resulted in the creation of an agricultural information management system (AIMS). Agricultural Information Management System (AIMS) provides policy makers, planners and economic players access to reliable and timely information that is necessary for policy development, emergency preparedness, planning, and decision making in the context of programme management.