This page has links to our unique IPM packages and PERSUAPS (Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plans) we have compiled for USAID.
These packages are holistic suites of IPM recommendations and practices for the production of vegetables and other crops. Farmers who use IPM packages in planting, production, and throughout the supply chain see enhanced profitability in their crops. The recommended practices in IPM packages cover economically significant pest species over a wide range of cropping systems across the tropical
world, resulting in benefits to human health and the environment.
PERSUAPS must be approved by USAID before pesticides can be used in a certain area in a country. We have developed PERSUAPS for two very detrimental crop pests: Tuta absoluta, the South American tomato leafminer, and the Spodoptera frugiperda, Fall Armyworm, which feeds on over 80 plant species including maize, rice, and millet and is currently invading Africa.