Zamorano University

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Zamorano University is promoting the use of beneficial nematodes instead of traditional pesticides to control insect infestations in select horticultural crops. Through scale-up of their biocontrol laboratory, Zamorano will produce and sell 20 times as many doses of beneficial nematodes than in the previous year. Farmers will be able to access this biocontrol at a much lower cost than a synthetic chemical product and will be able to reduce pest infestations by as much as 98 percent in 6 months.

Outcome: 9,000 hectares of smallholder land will use biological pest control. In addition, Zamorano will sell through a commercial partner to build a sustainable distribution channel in the country.

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