Pest infestation is a huge challenge that livestock keepers continuously face. Medicines for control and treatment of pest-related diseases are costly and sometimes inaccessible for most rural farmers. A 2015 AWARD Fellow and a research fellow at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Mwanaisha Mkangara, is building on traditional methods of pest control to develop more sustainable and accessible options for farmers. Using locally available herbal plants and her scientific skills, Mkangara has produced a cheaper and more accessible alternative method for livestock pest control.
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