The Asian Vegetable and Mango Integrated Pest Management (AVMIPM)-Innovation Lab Nepal

PROJECT LOCATION Surkhet and Banke (Mid West Nepal)
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 3
OTHER STAFF 8
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR USAID/IDE Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 132
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 352
START DATE (Month/Year) February 2016
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) September 2019
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES USD 35,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  Not Applicable
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr Keshab Datta Joshi will be overall management responsible while Ms Vijaya Poudel will be focal person for the project on behalf of CEAPRED .

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The Asian Vegetable and Mango IPM IL program will implement ecologically-based, participatory IPM in Cambodia, Nepal, and Bangladesh, with a focus on pests (insect pests, pathogens, weeds) of tomato, eggplant, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, cucurbits, onion, and mango. In Nepal, the AVMIPM-IL, undertake adaptive research to tailor IPM practices and packages to locally adopted condition in two districts i.e. Banke and Surkhet. The IPM IL will develop, adapt, and diffuse IPM technologies through close interaction among international and host-country scientists in public and private institutions and with the Feed the Future activities. Refinement of IPM Packages in major vegetables with introduction of coco-peat and plastic tray for healthy seedling production along with research studies on temporal and spatial distribution of H armigera and S litura. The other activity focused is to test tolerant/resistant cultivars off eggplant against EFSB (L.orbonalis). The program is ongoing in these areas with the objectives to;

  • Undertake adaptive research in each of the countries to tailor existing and new vegetable and mango IPM practices and packages to local conditions.
  • Work with public and private sector partners to diffuse IPM practices and packages to farmers.
  • Improve the human and institutional capacity for developing and diffusing horticultural IPM in Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh.
  • Evaluate outcomes and impacts of the IPM program.
  • Identify policies and regulations that affect the viability and spread of IPM in the target countries and inform officials of policy changes that would be socially, economically, and environmentally beneficial.
     

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • AVM-IPMIL would conduct the primarily research on new components handover to other FtF Initiative projects for further dissemination
  • The project will take lead to develop refined IPM Packages in new crop commodities and make available for dissemination
  • The project aims to develop one or two more number of IPM Learning centre at farmer group level for more effectiveness.
  •  A number of short term and long term trainings would be provided to target beneficiaries in terms of addressing IPM concept, production post harvest losses or market related issues.