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Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Published by:
Online Location
Publication date
Type of Publication:
Online platforms & databases
Focus Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle East & North Africa
Focus Topic:
Knowledge Management
Type of Risk:
Biological & environmental
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk reduction/mitigation
Risk coping
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

This is the home of the FAO IPM program, with information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and links to pesticide management, obsolete pesticides, publications, networks, Sustainable crop production, seeds and plant genetic, plant production and climate change, as well as specific region-related information. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecosystem approach to crop production and protection that combines different management strategies and practices to grow healthy crops and minimize the use of pesticides.FAO promotes IPM as the preferred approach to crop protection and regards it as a pillar of both sustainable intensification of crop production and pesticide risk reduction. As such, IPM is being mainstreamed in FAO activities involving crop production and protection.