Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.
Using Integrated Pest Management to Turn Beans into Bricks: Julius Riongu and his wife Janet Gatwiriare are typical farmers in a village far from the river in Kenya’s Chuka County. They have farmed together for years and figured the would remain at a subsistence level like their neighbors and families.
IPM Practices for Healthy Crops and Healthy Families: Ms. Harriett Muthoni joined the Nthambo farmers group after farming for at least 10 years. In her previous farming experience, she grew a mix of maize and vegetables for market and to feed her family.
Kenyan Farmer Takes Captures Market for Healthy Vegetable Seedlings: After graduation from Jomo Kenyatta University, Eston Mbuba got a job in Kenya’s crowded capital of Nairobi. He soon found his housing, food, transportation, and other living expenses too high, and his income too, with little hope this would change anytime soon.
University Innovations Cross Borders to Deliver Impact: Bangladesh and Nepal are so close they could touch, if not for the small sliver of India between them. The three countries share more than proximity: Thanks to the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management, they also share technologies and research that help them grow better food and increase agricultural productivity.
Berks woman back after 2-month study in Nepal: IPM Innovation Lab graduate student Kaitlyn Spangler talks to her hometown news station about her gender research in Nepal, what she’s learned, and what she hopes to achieve.
IPM Innovation Lab scientists rally international coalition to stop a pestilent ‘army’: The fall armyworm – devastating to corn in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, and elsewhere – is subject of an emergency workshop July 14 through 16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to slow the pest’s advance in Africa and prevent its penetration into Southern Europe and Asia. A pest native to both North and South America, the fall armyworm first landed in western Africa and reached eastern Africa a year later. The pest has the potential to destroy more than $3 billion in corn throughout Africa and trigger food shortages next year, scientists say.
IPM IL contributes to books on rice: The IPM Innovation Lab’s Asia Program Manager, E.A. “Short” Heinrichs, contributed chapters to two books on rice cultivation. The volumes Achieving sustainable cultivation of rice Vols. 1 & 2 draws on an international range of expertise to focus on ways of improving the cultivation of rice at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage.