Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education: Nematology Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (NEMEDUSSA)

Nematodes or roundworms cause significant damage and yield loss to a wide variety of crops often together with other pathogens. Unfortunately, nematodes are often overlooked or misdiagnosed, resulting in the unnecessary use of unhealthy agro-chemicals. Alternatively, nematodes can be used as biocontrol agents against insect pests and/or as bio-control agents for environmental health and biodiversity. Despite the profound adverse impact PPNs have on agricultural productivity worldwide, it is striking how concealed the discipline of nematology has remained, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Our core activities

The Nemedussa project will run from 15 January 2021 until December 2023 and aims to increase awareness and education of nematodes ensuring that plant-parasitic nematodes are managed correctly and beneficial nematodes can be implemented as biocontrol organisms. To achieve this, the project focuses on 6 core activities:

Our events

 
  • 07
    October 2022

    4rd PANEMA webinar

    PANEMA (the Pan-African Nematology Network), is proud to present our series of webinars on topics related to Nematology in Africa. You are invited to join us for the 4th PANEMA...
  • 02
    December 2022

    6th PANEMA webinar

    PANEMA (the Pan-African Nematology Network), is proud to present our series of webinars on topics related to Nematology in Africa. You are invited to join us for the 6th PANEMA...
  • 13
    January 2023

    7th PANEMA webinar

    PANEMA (the Pan-African Nematology Network), is proud to present our series of webinars on topics related to Nematology in Africa. You are invited to join us for the 7th PANEMA...

News

  • School visits in South Africa

    26/09/2022

    North West University recently hosted scholars from a local school at their laboratory. The scholars...

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  • Successful short course on entomopathogenic nematodes held at Stellenbosch University

    23/09/2022

    From 4-8 July 2022, Stellenbosch University welcomed 15 participants to the short course on entomopathogenic...

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