Establishment and maintenance of fruit production areas free and under low prevalence of fruit fly pests in Southern Africa
South Africa and Mozambique.
The fruit industries will benefit from this project as this would create opportunities for retention of existing markets for exported fruit and exploration of new markets. The first direct beneficiaries would be fruit producers (small scale and large scale). The retention and expansion of markets would ensure stability and expansion of these fruit industries which would have a ripple effect onto other role players in the industry (farm workers, traders and other role players along the fruit production and trade value chain). The framework for maintenance of pest free areas and areas of low fruit fly prevalence will create an opportunity for development of fruit fly monitoring and control private services which would in turn create job opportunities for pest monitoring and control agents. Consumers, both local and international, would also benefit from assured supply of fruit produce of high quality.