Beauveria bassiana

Bio-control agent to combat CBB infestation

This follows continued effort and resources put into addressing the coffee berry borer incursion in the country.

Chief Executive Officer, Charles Dambui, said it had taken a while for CIC to come up with the bio-control agent as its scientists have been working around the clock to identify local biological control agents of coffee berry borer.

A local strain of Beauveria (bou-veria) fungus was identified in September 2017, which had infected the coffee berry borer in the Asaro valley.