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18 May 2010, Dakar, Senegal - Chemical engineers Anna Ndiaye (L) and Baba Gadji (R) of the Ceres Locustox Laboratory studying results of an analysis performed on water samples collected from an irrigation channel to detect pesticides. EP/INT/606/GEF: Reducing Dependence on POPs and other Agro-Chemicals in the Senegal and Niger river basins through Integrated Production, Pest and Pollution Management.

© FAO/Olivier Asselin

Supervisor Saloum Ba during facilitators field training (training of facilitators by master trainers).

GCP/RAF/482/EC "Supporting competitiveness and sustainable intensification of African cotton sectors through capacity development on integrated production and pest management (IPPM)". The project aims to contribute to healthy cotton sectors in Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia, and to increase the incomes of cotton farming families.

© FAO/Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak

Farmer field school in Mali, comparing various forms of cotton pest Heliocoverpa armigera, chrysalis and butterfly.

GCP/RAF/482/EC "Supporting competitiveness and sustainable intensification of African cotton sectors through capacity development on integrated production and pest management (IPPM)". The project aims to contribute to healthy cotton sectors in Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia, and to increase the incomes of cotton farming families.

© FAO/Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak

17 May 2010, Thiaye - Farmers checking the growth of cabbage plants in a farmer field school. The field is divided into two parts where farmers implement improved techniques in one part and traditional techniques in another and then compare results.

GCP/RAF/009/NET: Sub-Regional Programme for Participative Training in Integrated Production and Pest Management through Farmer Field Schools for Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

© FAO/Olivier Asselin

17 May 2010, Thiaye - Farmers checking the growth of cabbage plants in a farmer field school. The field is divided into two parts where farmers implement improved techniques in one part and traditional techniques in another and then compare results.

GCP/RAF/009/NET: Sub-Regional Programme for Participative Training in Integrated Production and Pest Management through Farmer Field Schools for Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

© FAO/Olivier Asselin

17 May 2010, Thiaye - Farmers checking the growth of cabbage plants in a farmer field school. The field is divided into two parts where farmers implement improved techniques in one part and traditional techniques in another and then compare results.

GCP/RAF/009/NET: Sub-Regional Programme for Participative Training in Integrated Production and Pest Management through Farmer Field Schools for Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

© FAO/Olivier Asselin

17 May 2010, Thiaye - Farmers checking the growth of cabbage plants in a farmer field school. The field is divided into two parts where farmers implement improved techniques in one part and traditional techniques in another and then compare results.

GCP/RAF/009/NET: Sub-Regional Programme for Participative Training in Integrated Production and Pest Management through Farmer Field Schools for Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

© FAO/Olivier Asselin

21 May 2010, Louga - Farmer Field School (FFS) facilitator Momodou Ndiaye displaying a bottle of organic pesticide made from neem tree extracts, grown locally for its many medicinal and curative properties. The IPPM Programme promotes the use of organic alternatives to pesticides.

GCP/RAF/009/NET: Sub-Regional Programme for Participative Training in Integrated Production and Pest Management through Farmer Field Schools for Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

© FAO/Olivier Asselin

21 May 2010, Louga - A farmer pulling up weeds in a turnip field he is cultivating. This farmer is one of 35 producers who have received IPPM training at the "Projet Maraicher de Louga" cooperative.

GCP/RAF/009/NET: Sub-Regional Programme for Participative Training in Integrated Production and Pest Management through Farmer Field Schools for Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

© FAO/Olivier Asselin

20 May 2010, Kodith - A farmer measuring growth rates of a rice crop while his colleague records the data as part of an exercise at a Farmer Field School (FFS). This data will be compared to the data from other rice crops using older, traditional methods.

GCP/RAF/009/NET: Sub-Regional Programme for Participative Training  in Integrated Production and Pest  Management through Farmer Field Schools for Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

© FAO/Olivier Asselin

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