Implementation Aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Policy and Extension Gap in Ethiopia

This study shows implementation aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and the gap between existing technology at different levels and supporting policy environment.

Report No. 27 | Fantahun Assefa, Dr. Mohammed Dawd and Ato Dejene Abesha | March 2003

The objectives of the study include:  

  • Investigate the status i.e. strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges (SWOC) in promotion of IPM in the country in order to come up with better advocacy strategy for the implementation of IPM policy.
  • Provide input to the policy makers in the process of developing the IPM policy framework and implementing agencies.
  • Investigate curricula gap specific to Agricultural Colleges/Universities, Training Centers and Technical Schools to come up with possible recommendations.
  • Identify future research agendas based on the study outcomes.
  • Conduct inventory and document important IPM technologies as well as indigenous knowledge to come up with associated packages specific to important pests of major crops in certain parts of the country.
  • Develop a field manual that would help to respond to farmers’ plant protection needs.


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