Feed the Future Bangladesh Integrated Pest Management Activity (IPMA): Associate Award
IPMA is a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded program that aims to strengthen the capacity of Bangladesh agricultural sector stakeholders to control and prevent the spread of current and emerging threats to crops in order to ensure productive, profitable, and environmentally safe agricultural production and productivity.
Objectives of the IPMA include:
1) Increase the availability and affordability of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) measures for the prevention and spread of current and emerging threats;
2) Increase the capacity of Bangladesh agricultural stakeholders, such as academia, financial institutions, government, judiciary, media, civil society, the private sector, and value chain actors, to implement IPM measures; and
3) Increase the adoption of IPM by smallholder farmers to increase agricultural production and productivity, while reducing environmental hazards caused by indiscriminate use of pesticides.
In this program, Virginia Tech addresses the management of newly introduced pests and implements IPM packages for groundnut, eggplant, mango, and banana. Partners for the activity include the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) - which addresses management of fall armyworm and implements IPM packages for rice, maize, sesame, mung bean, sunflower, lentil, mustard, and potato - and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - which implements Plant Quarantine and Pesticide safety regulatory activities.
Articles, Press Releases, Success Stories
- How Integrated Pest Management Practices Could Provide a Pathway to Improved Crop Production and Increased Technical Knowledge for Women. Agrilinks. 9-14-23
- Business Trip Contributes to Creating Business Opportunity for the Private Sector Marketing of IPM Products. IAPPS Newsletter. 7-10-23
- Improving food security through biocontrol: Virginia Tech program supports biocontrol of the destructive fall armyworm in Nepal and Bangladesh. NewAGInternational. 6-29-23
- International training for Nepal and Bangladesh officials on "Production Protocol of Biocontrol Agents for the Management of Fall Armyworm." 5-22-23. ICAR.
- Virginia Tech and Collaborators Respond to Threatened Coconut Production in Bangladesh. Agrilinks. 2-2-23
- International Training Workshop on "Mass Rearing and Release of Parasitoids" in Bangladesh. IAPPS Newsletter. 1-5-23
- $3 million USAID award will address crop threats in Bangladesh. VTx. 8-16-21
- IPM Innovation Lab wins $3 million award to address crop threats in Bangladesh. CIRED Connect. 8-11-21
Briefs and Promotional Materials
- IPMA One-Pager
- IPMA and Collaborators Respond to Threatened Coconut Production in Bangladesh: A Case Study
- Understanding Pesticide Exposure Routes
- Banana IPM Training Manual
- Mango IPM Package
- Papaya Mealybug: Pest Alert
- Parthenium: Pest Alert
- IPM for Coconut (Bangla)
- RSW: Pest Alert
- Zygogramma in Bangladesh (Bangla)
- Zygogramma in Bangladesh (English)