Pest Management


  • Photo of three members of Kushikamana holding coffee beans that are on raised drying racks.
During a climate adaptation workshop we did with Kushikamana, producers identified pests as one of their biggest issues. With the changes in the climate there, they are finding new pests that they are unfamiliar with, as well as increased levels of more familiar pests like the coffee borer beetle. ICIPE, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, will help train Kushikamana members on how to scout for pests and how to manage the pests and diseases without excessive chemical use.