Technology offer : Pest exclusion nets Econet and the Bioreg appplication (decision making support) is a cost-effective and eco-friendly vegetable production in Africa

Technology's description

The intensive and uncontrolled use of insecticides in African peri-urban crops leads to the development of resistance of insects. Moreover, it involves environment and health hazards for producers and consumers.

Very easy to use pest exclusion nets “Econet” and Bioreg online application can decrease 70% to 100% of treatments, reduce crop losses, improve vegetables marketability and good decision making. These two technologies are compatible with the use of biocides and insect traps. Effective protection against large insect pests, pest exclusion nets “Econet” also improve the crop development and reduce climate variation. Yields may be doubled and net margins tripled, compared to the conventional farming using chemical pesticides. The Bioreg application helps producers to follow an adapted and intergrated technical progression of th crop.

As an integrated agro-ecological approach, pest exclusion nets “Econet” and Bioreg application comes with a scientific expertise: adaptation of nets to sub-Saharan or Mediterranean climate and to the type of crop and pest, possibility of combination with crop rotation, micro-irrigation and other ecological techniques advantaged in confined spaces (biopesticides, trap plants, repellent plants).

Pest exclusion nets “Econet” ant the Bioreg application are eco-friendly and sustainable. It addresses the double issue of providing healthy fruits and vegetables to the expanding urban African population as well as improving income and working conditions of small farmers. 


  • Reduction of infestation by pests (Econet)
  • Decision making support of the crop (Bioreg)
  • Reduction of health and environment hazard caused by insecticide use
  • Reduction of crop losses and improvement of marketability
  • Increase of yields and net margins
  • Specially adapted technology to small-scale vegetable production and family farming
  • Expertise for adaptation of the technology to the climate and to the type of crop and pest
  • Agro-ecological innovation vector
Ref : OT-00082

Area of activity : AGRONOMY

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Industrial applications

  • Small-scale vegetables production in Africa

Intellectual property

  • Know-how, technical assistance, decision making tool, nets

Technology transfer

  • Know-how
  • License


Jean-François BIELA
Business developer
P: +33 (0)4 91 99 94 73