Managing insecticide resistance in malaria vectors by empowering farmers on agrochemicals use

Managing insecticide resistance in malaria vectors by empowering farmers on agrochemicals use

Objectives

  • To investigate the impact of xenobiotics commonly found in the mosquito breeding sites on the resistance phenotype at both the larval and adult stage.
  • To investigate the impact that sublethal exposure to insecticides has on mosquito fitness.

The data will inform the development of urgently needed resistance management strategies for malaria control programmes in Africa.

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Abstract

Insecticide resistance is a major threat to malaria control. Resistance management strategies are based on largely untested hypotheses about sources of selection pressure and fitness costs of resistance.

Key facts

  • Dates
    May 2016 to Apr 2018
    Funding amount
    $94,013
    Funding information
    62,941 GBP
    Country
    • Côte d'Ivoire

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Entomology
    Theme(s)
    Insecticide resistance