Natural solutions paramount for effective plant pest management

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) held a joint consultative workshop on biological control for pest management in Eastern Africa to highlight ecological methods of managing...

Integrated plant health management: A pathway to food security

Numerous challenges across the African continent threaten the race to achieve food security. Top on the list of these challenges is crop and harvest losses and quality reduction due to pests—insects, pathogens, nematodes, and weeds—on the field and in storage. Each...

What is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a combination of environmentally friendly and sensitive ways to approach pest management and good agricultural practices that is safe, not only for the environment but also for the end user. For farmers to make the correct choices...