Agriculture’s Rodent Problem Even as we tackle droughts, famines, and the need to boost food security for millions, 15% of all food that we grow is being eaten up by rodents (rats, mice, and such). In Sub-Saharan Africa, this figure shoots up to 24%. In Ethiopia, this goes up further–46%–almost half of all the food

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Our Prima-Med Project Accepted!  Novel Ecologically-Based ROdent management DEvelopment in Mediterranean countries (MED4PEST) MED4PEST is funded by Prima Foundatation. The overall objective of this proposal is to develop proven, effective Ecologically Based Rodent Management (EBRM) methods and products, which are readily integrated into local pest /invasive rodent management systems in Mediterranean countries. Thereby, we aim

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This webinar is about understanding rodent behaviour and ecologically-based management strategies Date: 21/12/2021 Time 09:00 CET Click here for timings in other time zones: bit.ly/3ICgbOr  Webinar  registration link: https://forms.gle/59XqaKWpq7kdN26g9 The world has been facing a rodent problem for centuries, it’s time for a shift in rodent pest management! The problem is severe in both rural

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The 2021 Olam Food Prize has been awarded to the Green Rodent Consortium, consisting of MetaMeta Research (the Netherlands) and Ethiopian partners.  The consortium developed and implemented a highly effective botanical rodenticide, which significantly helps controlling rats and mice to protect crop yield in Africa. Rodents are a major but largely forgotten problem for agriculture

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Here is the training of 9 women small enterprises in the production of bio-rodenticde . They are being trained among others by the women enterprise that started last year. With the technical and business training they will get a registration and from our side we will provide them with a Rodent Green jersey and flag

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A great result of horizontal learning – the successful scaling up of local grain storage. In the Ecologically-Based Rodent Management (EBRM) campaigns two years ago a competition of good practices was organized. This is how we came across Ato Sisay Mengistie who had developed his own storage model made of corrugated iron and wood –

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SCARIA will be the first interdisciplinary multi-stakeholder initiative to focus specifically on urban EBRM in Africa, thus opening the gate to a new community of practices. There are large knowledge gaps about urban rodents which are yet abundant and severely deleterious to millions of city inhabitants, especially in poor and rapidly expanding urban settings. SCARIA

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