natural bug-killers

NATURAL BUG-KILLERS

USING NATURE TO PROTECT NATURE: ALL-NATURAL PESTICIDES

NATURAL BUG-KILLERS

USING NATURE TO PROTECT NATURE: ALL-NATURAL PESTICIDES

Crop losses in African countries due to insects and other pests are estimated at 49% of the expected total crop yield each year, according to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International.* Pesticides are widely available in sub-Saharan Africa, but few small farmers can afford them.

That is why World Hunger Team is working to develop alternative pest control products and methods.  Many successful methods are taught in different countries of the world, but that knowledge is rarely shared across continents.

We’ve all heard of the “old wives tales” on how to naturally solve problems. Many recipes of the past will STILL work, but people on small farms in Africa have never even heard of these recipes.  We’re working to change that, and have implemented several successful practices on our 7-acre farm in Uganda. Another category we are working on is Neem Oil. The NIH / National Center for Biotechnology Information** has done a great deal of research in this category.  They state that “Among the botanical insecticides currently marketed, neem oil is one of the least toxic to humans and shows very low toxicity to beneficial organisms, so it is, therefore, very promising for the control of many pests.”


We are fortunate in that our WHT Field Office in Mbale, Uganda borders a large unrestricted jungle area that is densely populated with Neem trees.  We will be establishing a Neem Oil Production Facility at this location in 2024.
In addition, we have been testing a variety of all-natural pest killing methods at our 6-acre farm in Namalemba, Uganda.

https://www.cabi.org/what-we-do/crop-health/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5061770/

USING NATURE TO PROTECT NATURE: ALL-NATURAL PESTICIDES

Crop losses in African countries due to insect pests are estimated at 49% of the expected total crop yield each year, according to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International.* Pesticides are widely available in sub-Saharan Africa, but few small farmers can afford them. 

That is why World Hunger Team is working to develop alternative pest control products and methods.  Many successful methods are taught in different countries of the world, but that knowledge is rarely shared across continents. 

We’ve all heard of the “old wives tales” on how to naturally solve problems. Many recipes of the past will STILL work, but people on small farms in Africa have never even heard of these recipes.  We’re working to change that, and have implemented several successful practices on our 7-acre farm in Uganda. 

Another category we are working in is Neem Oil. “Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide found in seeds from the neem tree. It is yellow to brown, has a bitter taste, and a garlic/sulfur smell. It has been used for hundreds of years to control pests and diseases.”*

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/neemgen.html

We have a vast and untapped supply of Neem trees at one of our mission locations in Uganda.  We are working to establish a neem oil production facility there in 2025.  Interested parties may contact us for details, as found on the downloadable white paper below.

https://reliefweb.int/report/world/africa-s-most-notorious-insects-bugs-hit-agriculture-hardest#:~:text=Crop%20losses%20in%20African%20countries,for%20Agriculture%20and%20Biosciences%20International.