Research

In March 2012, PICS organized a mini-symposium during the 7th International IPM Symposium in Memphis, Tenn. During this conference, the PICS project was recognized with the International IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Award. In April 2012, PICS organized a three-day Lessons Learned Workshop in Accra, Ghana, attended by 113 participants from 19 countries. Participants included members of agricultural research and extension services, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector.

PICS2 continues research activities at Purdue and with partners INRAN in Niger, ICIPE in Kenya, and ICRISAT in India. In 2012, PICS2 launched experiments in Benin, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mali, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Senegal. More than 10 crops of major importance are being evaluated. Several national research programs, NGOs, and other projects are testing the PICS bags for storage of other crops and for reducing harmful aflatoxins in corn and peanut. Preliminary results suggest that PICS bags can control pests of stored products successfully where grain moisture is relatively low during harvest.


Publications

    Abstracts

  • "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Alternative Extension Methods: Triple-Bag Storage of Cowpeas by Small-Scale Farmers in West Africa."
      Paper Abstract

      Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association 2009 AAEA & ACCI Joint Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

      Author(s): Moussa, B., Otoo, M., Fulton, J., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.

      Language: English

      Year: 2009

      Download: PDF, 201KB

  • "Profitable Chemical-Free Cowpea Storage Technology for Smallholder Farmers in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges."
      Paper Abstract

      Abstract Submitted for the Tenth International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection.

      Author(s): Baributsa, D., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., Murdock, L., and B. Moussa.

      Language: unknown

      Year: 2010

      Download: unavailable

    Papers

  • "Cell Phone Video for Communicating Hermatic Cowpea Storage Skills."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): Dieudonné Baributsa, Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, Abdou Kamarou Djibo

      Language: English

      Year: 2010

      Download: PDF, 356KB

  • "Profitable Hermetic for Small Scale Farmers."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): unknown

      Language: unknown

      Year: unknown

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  • "Testing the Market Potential for a New Value-Added Cowpea Product to Improve the Well-Being of Women Entrepreneurs in West Africa."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): Ibro, G., Seydou, R., Saley, K., Everhart-Valentin, K., Fulton, J., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., Otoo, M.

      Language: English

      Year: 2009

      Download: PDF, 356KB

    Posters

  • "Applying Research with Extension: 22 years of stregthening Cowpea Storage in Africa."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): Fulton, J., Murdock, L., Bokar, M., Stanish, L., Everhart-Valentin, K., Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.

      Language: English

      Year: unknown

      Download: PDF, 5.64MB

  • "Train-the-Trainer Extension Workshops in the Middle Belt and Northern Regions of Nigeria."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., Abdoulaye, T., Murren, J.

      Language: English

      Year: unknown

      Download: PDF, 482KB

  • "Adoption of Hermetic Storage for Cowpea in Niger and Burkina Faso in 2010."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): Moussa, B., Lowenberg-DeBoer, Baributsa, D.

      Language: English

      Year: unknown

      Download: PDF, 4.65MB

  • "Assessing the Reuse of PICS bags in Jigawa Kano and Katsina States of Northern Nigeria."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): Abdoulaye, T., Ayedun, B., A Musa, S., Lowenberg-Deboer, J., Baristutsa, D.

      Language: English

      Year: unknown

      Download: PDF, 598KB

  • "Use of PICS bags for the control of P. truncatus and Dinoderus spp. on stored cassava chips: First results."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): Ognakossan, K., Adabe, K., Hell, K., Lamboni, Y., Coulibaly, O.

      Language: English

      Year: unknown

      Download: PDF, 1.02MB

  • "Extension of Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage Technology: Impacts and challenges; Case study Plateau State Nigeria."
      Paper Abstract

      Author(s): Abifarin, A., Abdoulaye, T., Lowenberg-Deboer, J.

      Language: English

      Year: unknown

      Download: PDF, 796KB

    PowerPoint Presentations

  • "Challenge of Supply Chain Develoment for Cowpea Technology in Africa."
      Paper Abstract

      Challenge of Supply Chain Development for Cowpea Technology in Africa. Presented at the 5th World Cowpea Research Conference in Saly, Senegal.

      Author(s): Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, Dieudonné Baributsa, et Heather Fabriès

      Language: English

      Year: 2010

      Download: PDF, 8.6MB

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