Improving pest management practices in passion fruit cultivation




Ariana Rundquist, University of California, Davis


Over 90 percent of the population in the Bududa District lives on less than a
dollar per day. Passion fruit growers benefit from a strong local demand, but need more training in production, postharvest and marketing in order to increase their profits. RUFG is training farmers and school children in passion fruit cultivation and organic farming methods. RUFG has experience working in passion fruit production, and has developed new methods for combating pests and diseases. Besides providing supplemental expertise, Ariana Lundquist is assessing, measuring and testing the effectiveness of traditional and novel pest management practices.