Recent reports from Sudan, has indicated that Tuta absoluta is extending its damage to the Potato Tuber. This development in the host selection behaviour by Tuta absoluta can be a potential disaster to small farmers ÃÂ in the East Africa ÃÂ whose livelihood rely on horticultural productionÃÂ and particularly thoseÃÂ in regions of Ethiopia close to Sudan
Key Potato production areas in Sudan and Ethiopia are close to each other along the Blue Nile and its tributaries. The recent expansion of the Tuta absoluta in the areas south of Wadi Medni in Sudan, is pausing a serious risk across the board to the potato production areas around the upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia.
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