South Africa is host to two species of fruit flies of economic importance, the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and the Natal fruit fly (C. rosa).
Both species are international quarantine pests.
WELCOME TO FRUITFLY AFRICA
Fruit Fly Africa plan, co-ordinate and execute area-wide fruit fly control programmes in collaboration with producers and local government in various production regions in partnership with the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
The programmes are based on international best practice as contained in the Technical Manual drafted in line with the requirements and conditions set by the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). Area based programmes are tailor-made for specific production regions. The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) forms part of the integrated approach.