CGIAR Research Programme (CRP) on Humidtropics - Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics

icipe is developing effective management methods for fruit flies attacking fruits and vegetables. This involves developing and testing protocols and tools for prioritizing best-bet approaches to address the system productivity gaps in fruits and vegetable production particularly the pest problems. The project uses a participatory mapping approach to identify target areas or “intervention hotspots” where high incidence of poverty and food insecurity coincides with high importance of selected fruit crop production by small-scale producers. Based on the identification of system-component productivity gaps through different modeling tools, interventions are identified and tested. These are tested under on-farm conditions, accompanied by farm-level evaluation and scaling up. The project is implemented in Western Kenya and Eastern Uganda.


  • CGIAR Research Programme (CRP) on Humidtropics led by IITA


  • CGIAR Research Programme (CRP) on Humidtropics
  • International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • International Potato Centre (CIP)
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
  • Bioversity International
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • World Vegetable Centre (AVRDC)
  • Wageningen University (WUR)
  • Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)