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The Problem

A farmer survey conducted in Uganda revealed that weevils are responsible for 28% of crop losses every year. According to the literature, losses can be up to 90% during dry periods. As sweetpotato is at times the only food available, this can be quite devastating. The impacts of weevils can affect not only food security, but also sweetpotato production, marketability, healthiness, and sustainability, especially in areas experiencing longer dry periods.