Africa Programs

The Minor Use Foundation works with partners across the continent to provide technical assistance, training, and capacity-building to address specialty crop grower needs and priorities.

Active Projects

KenyaPassionfruitScale/Mealy bug
UgandaPassionfruitScale/Mealy bug
UgandaCoffeeCoffee Borer Beetle

Project Locations

Minor Use Foundation project locations in Africa

Project Photos

Africa Fruit and Nut Priorities

PriorityCommodityPestCountries Expressing Interest
1MangoFruit flyBurkina Faso, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Sengal
2PapayaMealybugsEthiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique,
Senegal, Uganda
3BananaFusarium tropical race 4Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda
4AvocadoAnthracnoseEthiopia, Ghana, Kenya
5MangoAnthracnoseGhana, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda
6AvocadoPhytopthoraEthiopia, Ghana, Kenya
7PassionfruitAnthracnoseGhana, Uganda
8GuavaFruit flyKenya

Africa Agronomic, Vegetable and Herb Priorities

PriorityCommodityPestCountries Expressing Interest
1EggplantFruit borerGhana, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone
2TomatoLeaf minerBurkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana,
Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
3OkraPowdery mildewUganda
4BeansAphidsKenya, Mozambique, Rwanda
5Beans, dryAnthracnoseTanzania, Uganda
7EggplantPowdery mildewGhana, Uganda

Africa Partners

Committee Linking Entrepreneurship-Agriculture-Development (COLEAD)

COLEAD is a network of companies, professional organizations and experts committed to inclusive and sustainable agriculture. As a non-profit private sector organization, our mission is to facilitate and implement action to increase the contribution of the agricultural sector to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

KEPHIS is the government parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health. KEPHIS mission is to provide a science-based regulatory service by assuring plant health, quality of agricultural inputs and produce for food security, globally competitive agriculture, and sustainable development.