2019 has seen the publication of much of the research carried out during the Darwin and McKnight funded phases of the project to enhance insect-derived ecosystem services on bean smallholder farms in East Africa.
The following publications are all now available online, many of them free to view:
Elisante, F., Ndakidemi, P. A., Arnold, S. E., Belmain, S. R., Gurr, G. M., Darbyshire, I., Xie, G., Tumbo, J. & Stevenson, P. C. (2019). Enhancing knowledge among smallholders on pollinators and supporting field margins for sustainable food security. Journal of Rural Studies, 70, 75-86.
Mkenda, P. A., Ndakidemi, P. A., Stevenson, P. C., Arnold, S. E., Belmain, S. R., Chidege, M., Gurr, G.M. & Woolley, V. C. (2019). Characterization of hymenopteran parasitoids of Aphis fabae in an African smallholder bean farming system through sequencing of COI ‘mini-barcodes’. Insects, 10(10), 331.
Mkenda, P. A., Ndakidemi, P. A., Mbega, E., Stevenson, P. C., Arnold, S. E., Gurr, G. M., & Belmain, S. R. (2019). Multiple ecosystem services from field margin vegetation for ecological sustainability in agriculture: scientific evidence and knowledge gaps. PeerJ, 7, e8091.