Capacity building on Integrated Production and Pest Management (IPPM)
The assistance provided by FAO is based on the lessons learned and synergies of several FAO-implemented projects in West Africa that promote good agricultural practices in cotton-based systems. This includes the programme of Integrated Pest Management, funded by the Royal Government of the Netherlands (2001-2011), and the All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme including Cotton (AAACP) of the European union and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, implemented by FAO as well as four other international agencies between 2008 and 2011.
FAO’s intervention follows the principles of consolidating the lessons learned of the previous projects in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. These lessons learned will be disseminated for the benefit of the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia.
Overall, the project will support the implementation of regional cotton strategies, namely:
- The Revised Strategy for the Implementation of the Agenda for Competitiveness in the West Africa Economic and Monetary union (WAEMU) cotton/textile industry 2011-2020;
- The Regional Strategy of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) for the cotton-to-clothing value chain (June 2009).
In each beneficiary country, the project supports the implementation of the recommendations of the strategies of cotton sector stakeholders, which are organizations of cotton producers, cotton companies (ginners), and research and extension bodies, etc.
To improve the sustainability and profitability of cotton production systems, FAO’s support aims to achieve three main outcomes:
- the introduction of mechanisms to institutionalize Integrated Production and Pest Management (IPPM) and Farmers’ Field Schools (FFSs) in national strategies and policy mechanisms;
- capacity building in integrated pest management and pesticide risk reduction at both the institutional and the community level in order to encourage sustainable intensification of cotton production;
- capitalization and dissemination of project outcomes inside and outside the beneficiary countries.
- R1: Technical and planning capacities on IPPM through FFS are developed at institutional level (FO, ginners, project, government, NGOs) in 5 African countries
- R2: Results of the IPPM/FSS approach and Project are capitalized on and disseminated
- R3: The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach and the Integrated Pest and Production Management (IPPM) are absorbed into the strategies of extension, training and research in F African countries
- Ginners: CMDT, OHVN, SODEFITEX
- National and regional farmers’ organizations: UNPCB, APCAM, UNSCPC, APROCA, FNPC, MoZaZiMa
- National, regional and international research institutes: IER, IITA, PR-PICA, CIRAD, EMBRAPA…
- Les institutions de recherche nationales, régionales, internationales: IER, INERA, IITA, PR-PICA, CIRAD, EMBRAPA
FAO Guide Facilitateur Champ Ecole Paysan
FAO Manuel opérationnel suivi-évaluation Program GIPD
FAO Rapport atelier formation des maîtres formateurs_Sélingué 12 au 17 mai 2014
FAO Rapport annuel 2013_FAO_RAF 482
FAO Rapport réunion et atelier Ouagadougou 2, 3, 4 avril 2014
FAO Rapport Etude Situation, GIPD, BAMTAARE
FAO Reducing Pesticide Risks
Main activities implemented in 2013-14
Main activities implemented in 2014-15
Main activities planned 2015-2016
Basic FFS principles
What are Farmers’ Field Schools (FFSs)?