Survey of researchers’ knowledge and perceptions on Agricultural Biologicals in sub-Saharan Africa

Dear Researchers,

The AgriFoSe2030 programme funded by the Swedish international development cooperation agency (SIDA) targets the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” in low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

One of the programme’s projects carries out a survey to collect your knowledge, attitude, and practice as a researcher in the private or public sector on the use of agricultural biologicals in sub-Saharan Africa. The survey is conducted by team of researchers including Erik Alexandersson from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden); Tewodros Mulugeta from Kotebe Metropolitan University (Ethiopia); Lerato Matsaunyane from Agricultural Research Council (South Africa); Quenton Kritzinger from University of Pretoria (South Africa); Cecilia Onyango and Allan Mueke from University of Nairobi (Kenya); and Mesia Ilomo from University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) / University of Pretoria (South Africa).

The survey covers the profile of the respondents, research experience, dissemination of research findings, and researchers’ knowledge, practice and attitude on agricultural biologicals. Through this email we request that you participate in the survey by completing the questionnaire. It will take 20-25 minutes depending the length of your answers. Note that, apart from the questions on the first page (Consent), none of the questions is mandatory and can be skipped, if necessary. Your answers will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous.

The survey will close on Thursday, 20th August 2022

You (or other researchers) can access the survey at:   Please, COPY and PASTE the link into your browser if you cannot access the questionnaire through clicking the link.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Mesia Ilomo if you have any questions

Thank you in advance for participating in the survey! Please, we will also appreciate if you can share the survey with other researchers.

Best regards,

Mesia Ilomo (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania/University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Survey coordinator, Agricultural Biologicals Project