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Video: Mosquitoes, tse tse flies pose food system challenges

Date Published: 
July 8, 2015

Mark Devisser and April Frake are doctoral students in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University. In this video interview, Mark and April talk about the connection between mosquitoes, malaria and agriculture. They also discuss the challenges and opportunities to achieve agricultural intensification that is equally beneficial for both humans and the environment. Mark's research focuses on tsetse fly ecology, the impact of invasive species on landscape change, and drivers of agricultural marginality. April's research investigates whether or not the effects of agricultural intensification could inadvertently increase the rate of malaria transmission.