The fight against fruit flies, including mangoes, is of national importance in the Ivory Coast. Because " with 32,628 tonnes (t) produced in 2016, against 10,179 t in 2011, Mango became the third fruit exported by Côte d'Ivoire after the pineapple and banana" , has he been recalled Council of Ministers on Wednesday.
But "the export season mangoes which takes place over the period from mid-March to late June is reduced more and more because of the outbreak of fruit flies from the start of the rainy season ," Has -it was noted by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Hence the decision of the Ivorian government to open an annual budget line in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to fight against this aggression, the line representing " the consideration payable by the State of the Ivory Coast financing by ECOWAS in the framework of fight against fruit flies . "
But for the moment, it was decided that the Council of cotton and cashew préfinancerait " purchase emergency 50 000 liters of Success Bait a cost of FCFA 425 million, under the mango season 2017. "
The e "Bait Success" is a mixture comprising nutrients and a natural insecticide spinosad likely to attract and kill fruit flies.