The general objective is to provide and communicate new needed information to allow authorities, policy makers, stakeholder and farmers to better control Lethal Yellowing disease in Côte d’Ivoire.
The specific objectives are:
- To better understand the bio-ecology of the causal agent of the lethal yellowing disease in Côte d’Ivoire, biophysical, environmental and socio-economic factors involved in its epidemiology, and the impact of the disease on the coconut industry
- To develop and adapt control strategies to reduce the impact of the lethal yellowing disease on the coconut industry.
- To strengthen local capacity to diagnose, implement and disseminate control strategies by coconut-producing community, through the involvement of natural and social scientists, authorities, policy makers, stakeholders and farmers, empowering women’s role in addressing gender inequity in Grand-Lahou.