On a normal day, Joseph Mbuji’s business is managing the production, harvest, and delivery components of his diversified Bagamoyo vegetable farm. But recently, he found himself delivering a lecture about his farm to an international audience at a Seedling Health Workshop at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania. Continue reading
IPM Innovation Lab News
To work on important issues in the face of climate change, the IPM Innovation Lab’s project on biodiversity and climate change assessment in Nepal organized the three-day International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment, and Impacts on Livelihood in Nepal from January 10-12.
The conference was inaugurated by Nepal’s president Bidya Devi Bhandari, who discussed the importance of scientists and government officials working together to address climate change. Continue reading
Skeptics of integrated pest management have always existed, especially doubters of its effectiveness in the developing world where food insecurity is a daily struggle. But a new book edited by Virginia Tech entomologist Rangaswamy “Muni” Muniappan shows the vital role of environmentally friendly integrated pest management practices in feeding the world’s growing population. Continue reading
Feed the Future newsletter article demonstrates how the IPM Innovation Lab is working to prevent the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, from entering the United States. (read more)
Two major pests attack pearl millet, the most important food crop in Niger in West Africa, and some scientists and policymakers believed that only one of them could be controlled.
But Virginia Tech entomologist and IPM Innovation Lab Director Muni Muniappan had a hunch. Continue reading
Scientists and researchers gathered at the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida last month, and the IPM Innovation Lab was there. During the Congress, we led two symposia, including one symposium on the global spread of the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, resulting in the group recommending a number of measures. Continue reading