Research project: Integrated management of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on solanaceous crops using entomopathogenic fungal and endophytic-based biopesticides
Ayaovi is a DRIP PhD scholar supervised by Drs. Fathiya M. Khamis and Komivi S. Akutse (icipe) and Dr. Abdullahi A. Yusuf (University of Pretoria, South Africa). His research is aimed at assessing the efficacy of the candidate entomopathogenic- and endophytic- fungi, in the scope of integrating these fungal and endophytic-based biopesticides into sustainable management of T. absoluta. He is funded by African Union (AU) (Tuta-IPM Project), UK Aid from the Government of the United Kingdom (DFID Biopesticide Project), and BioInnovate Africa Phase I project "Promoting smallholder access to fungal biopesticides through Public Private Partnerships in East Africa
Ayaovi completed his BSc and MSc in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Lomé, Togo. He also holds an MPhil in Entomology from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Ayaovi is a member of the icipe Scholars Association (IScA).