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Title: Integrated pest management in vegetable production: A guide for extension workers in West Africa

Date Published: 2010
Author/s: B. James, C. Atcha-Ahowé, I. Godonou, H. Baimey, G. Goergen, R. Sikirou and M. TokoPMIntegrated
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Funding Agency :
Copyright/patents/trade marks: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),
Journal Publisher: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),
Affiliation: IITA, CTA, SDC


Vegetables are important components of daily diets in Africa and important sources of income, especially in urban and peri-urban areas. As many as twenty different types of indigenous and exotic vegetables are grown at major vegetable production sites around West Africa (Figure 1). These crops provide a cheap source of proteins, vitamins and other elements essential for human health and wellbeing. In West Africa, vegetables are commonly grown in the rainfed upland ecologies and in lowland ecologies such as bolilands, riverine grasslands and inland valley swamps. Agroecosystems in these various ecologies offer great opportunities for commercial production of vegetables in West Africa.