Delegación de la Unión Europea en El Salvador

Support to The Regional Action Plan Against Fruit Flies

07/01/2019 - 15:44
Regional overview

The overall objective is to improve the incomes of producers of fruits and vegetables, contributing to the reduction of poverty and increased food security. The project aims at limiting losses on fruits and vegetables due to infestation of fruit flies.

Expected results:

  • Monitoring of fruit flies is organized nationally and regionally coordinated to allow effective and targeted control;
  • Establish an effective fight against the proliferation and damage caused by the fruit fly. 


Main results to date:

  • All annual reports have been submitted and approved;
  • The visibility study and an audit mission have been completed;
  • The mid-term evaluation review took place in 2017;
  • The monitoring system has been established in several countries;
  • The first surveillance alert announcing the opening of the 2017-2018 mango export campaign took place during the second week of March 2018 for Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée and Mali. The mango campaign for Senegal and Gambia should begin in June;
  • Two new counties have been fully integrated in the program: Nigeria and Guinea Bissau;
  • In June 2018, EDF funding commitment rate of 86% and disbursement rate of 55% to lead to full absorption of funds (via AFD) by the end of the implementation period;
  • Joint budget review with CORAF following the Addendums to the Delegation Agreement and the Financial Agreement approved by ECOWAS, AFD and EU.   


Main activities:

  • Organize national and regional coordination of the monitoring of the rate of infestation;
  • Control: coordinate regionally and support actions against fruit flies at national level;
  • Applied research: support the operationalization of improved surveillance and control techniques;
  • Capacity building for national, public and private organizations in surveillance and control.  



Source of funds: 10th EDF (CRIS Ref. 2013/023-707)

Total budget (EUR): 23.5M

Implementation period: 6 years (2014-2020)

Implementing agency: Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Geographical region: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal

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