The training workshop, of Taxonomy and systematics of African pollinating flies which is taking place on1 7th-27th November 2023 officially opened by the guest of Honor Prof. Alex Lewis Malissa who is the Director of the Institute of pest management at Sokoine University of Agriculture.
The training which was organized with Institute of Pest Management SUA (IPM) and the Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervue Belgium is one of the planned outcomes of an ongoing JRS Biodiversity Foundation project, viz. PINDIP: the Pollinator Information Network on Two-winged Insects (Diptera) (and of the RMCA-DGD project AGROVEG (Agroecology of Vegetable Crops).
The aim of the training was to build capacity mainly for researchers/curators involved in pollinating flies for systematics identification and data management of the collected flies.
The training which took two weeks involved seven sub-Saharan countries including; Tanzania, ,Rwanda, Kenya, Cameroon,Burundi,Zimbabwe and South Africa.