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Simeon Mwamuye

Kenya Oriental fruit fly

Simeon Mwamuye is a mango farmer in the Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi, about an hour north of Mombasa.

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The problem

Simeon has had success fighting mango fruit fly infestations with the help of local crop coordinators and scientists.

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Affected by:

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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