||FAO Regional Vegetable
IPM Programme in Asia
- Integrated Pest Management IPM is an ecological approach to crop production and protection that combines different management strategies and practices to grow healthy crops and minimize the use of pesticides.
- IPM strategies are different for each crop, for a country, for a region, even for one location, depending on local varieties used, local agronomic practices and various crop protection options available. IPM can never be delivered in a “package”; it needs to be developed, adapted and tailor-made to fit local requirements. Designing and practicing effective IPM systems is about learning and continuously finding solutions to changing field situations and problems.
||International Plant Protection Convention, Protecting the world’s plant resources from pests
- To protect the world’s cultivated and natural plant resources from the spread and introduction of plant pests while minimizing interference with the international movement of goods and people.
- Protect farmers from economically devastating pest and disease outbreaks;
- Protect the environment from loss of species diversity;
- Protect ecosystem from loss of viability and function as a result of pest invasions;
- Protect industries and consumers from the costs of pest control or eradication.
||ASEAN IPM Knowledge Network
- Knowledge Management – consolidation and transformation of available IPM information to create appropriate knowledge capital for use by national IPM programs in the region.
- Program Development Support – packaging of knowledge capital for use in major IPM components such as training, program management, policy and advocacy, and project evaluation.
- Program Clientele Services – providing assistance with regard to the access and use of stored IPM information and knowledge databases.
- Provides information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Thailand.
- It is a source of information for IPM trainers, extension workers and farmers, but it also provides valuable information for consumers
||Regional Center, International Center for Management of Pest Fruit Flies
- Mission - To address the issues of environmentally sustainable crop production and phytosanitary compliance caused by fruit fly activities