GTFS/REM/070/ITA - Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programme in the Near East

Region Near East & Mediterranean
Subregion Near East
Country/Territory Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza Strip
Objective Contribute to the achievement of food security and improve the nutritional status of the rural population, through the development and implementation of sustainable agricultural practices involving local farmers’ communities.
Activities and Outcomes The Project promotes local adaptation of IPM strategies in several horticultural crops, building on farmer participation and understanding of local ecosystems using the Farmer Field School (FFS) methodology; furthermore, it contributes to the protection of farming communities, their environment, consumers and to the expansion of high value crop markets. The project has 10 member countries of the Near East region: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria and Tunisia. The overall goal of the project is to improve food security and nutritional status of the rural population of the Near East by: 1) Promoting adaptation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to local eco-systems on horticultural crops through the Farmers Field School Approach; 2) Enhancing sustainable crop production and reducing the application of chemical pesticides The outcomes achieved are based on: i) building the capacity of the local institutions and farmer communities of protecting local eco-systems trough IPM/FFS; ii) developing a comprehensive strategy to promote IPM and pesticide management; iii) improving the access to market of IPM products; iv) contributing to the diffusion of information and experiences among different stakeholders; v) promoting women’ participation.
Donor Government of Italy
Duration 2004 − 2011
Budget USD 7,609,373
Project status Active
Component Trans-boundary animal and plant pests and diseases
Link to PDF  REM.070 FinalGM.pdf


Alfredo Impiglia:

FAO Regional Project Coordinator



Marjon Fredrix:

FAO Lead Technical Unit Officer