Our regional programs and global themes work to improve crop yields, increase incomes, protect the environment, safeguard human health, encourage entrepreneurship, and provide millions of dollars of benefits worldwide.

IMG_1981Benefiting people worldwide: Through its work, the program raises the standard of living of people in developing countries. Farmers take a risk by incorporating these techniques into their agriculture practices, but studies show it’s worth the risk: there are marked improvements in the health of farming families, increases in farmers income, and a reduction of environmental damage caused by high-toxicity pesticides. Plus, IPM techniques decrease the workload for women and children, who consequently have time to go to school and pursue other endeavors.

Private Partnership: In order to build capacity in developing countries, the IPM IL engages in private sector development through technology transfer. This means that when the program has successfully developed a method to control a crop pest, the production and marketing of the technology is turned over to private enterprises. Transferring a technology to the private sector ensures crop protection for the long term.