Plant Grafting Workshop
Scientists from across Africa and south Asia learn to graft plants at workshop in Dakar, Senegal.
The IPM Innovation Lab raises the standard of living of people in developing countries by working with them to develop the best solutions to the agricultural challenges they face. In addition to reducing damage caused by pests and diseases, the program also deals with issues such as gender, health, nutrition, equitable use of resources, and agricultural education.
IPM Innovation Lab covered in popular news outlets.
IPM research featured in Tanzanian newspaper: The Tanzanian newspaper The Citizen reported on a workshop held by the IPM IL in Arusha to educate agriculturalists on how to combat Tuta absoluta, the highly destructive invasive pest of tomatoes. Click here for article.
IPM Innovation Lab assists earthquake recovery in Nepal WSLS featured a story on how IPM IL switched gears from development work to disaster relief after the recent earthquakes. Visit site for story >
Innovation Lab Launches Preemptive Strike Against Destructive Insect in Nepal: Agrilinks featured a story on how IPM IL is working to help farmers fight Tuta absoluta in South Asia. Visit site for story >
Invasion of the Tomato Leaf-Miner: IPM's work fighting the dastardly moth in Africa featured in the Scientific American "Food Matters" blog. Visit site for story >
Sowing the Future IPM Innovation Lab's work in Ecuador was featured in Virginia Tech's research magazine. Visit site for story >
Virginia Tech program receives grant to improve agriculture in developing countries WSLS 10 reported on Virginia Tech's new $18 M grant to lead the IPM Innovation Lab. Visit site for story >
Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.
IPM IL wins plant protection award in Berlin:
The opening ceremony of the International Plant Protection Congress prompted a proud moment for the Virginia Tech-led Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab. The IPM IL was presented with the International Plant Protection Award of Distinction, Monday, August 24, at the opening ceremony of the congress in Berlin.
Agriculture in Nepal: How do we inspire a new generation to go into farming?:
Sulav Paudel, an entomologist with a partner organization based in Kathmandu, presents his ideas on how to encourage young Nepalese to go into agriculture.
USAID Nepal shares item about IPM IL on Facebook, reaches 76,000 people:
USAID-Nepal shared an item about our work in Nepal that, as of June 6, had reached 76,672 people. From the post: Life and livelihood must continue. Ram and Sabitri Timilsena pursue what they do best: farming for food and income.
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