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Joseph Maramba

Kenya Oriental fruit fly

Joseph Maramba lives in the Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi, about an hour north of Mombasa. Here Joseph growns mangoes which he sells at he local market.

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The problem

Joseph has had real problems with oriental fruit fly infestations in the past but has recently had some success fighting the pest with help from local crop coordinators and scientists.

Mango fruit fly damage Mango fruit fly damage

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Oriental fruit fly Preferred Scientific Name: Bactrocera species
Fruit fly

The Oriental fruit fly is native to Asia, but has spread to over 30 countries, including parts of America and Oceania. Increases in international tourism and trade have been linked to the increased potential risk of introduction. 

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