Phase V Projects
We have received official USAID approval for all eight of our projects, and the planning has begun. In December, the IPM IL team met with partners in Ethiopia for a planning meeting on the Parthenium project and to lead a Parthenium workshop.
In January and February, IPM IL held planning meetings in Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Nepal for the Vegetable IPM in Asia, Rice IPM in Cambodia and the Modeling for Biodiversity and Climate Change projects. The participants took field trips to see farms and meet stakeholders; they also met with local scientists and administrators. Having these three projects in overlapping countries allows the scientists and managers of these programs to collaborate and work together to find solutions to the agricultural pest problems in the area.