Want to join the webinar IPM on September 9th?

Aug 2, 2022 | Countries, Events

Promote Pollinators is looking forward to hosting an online event in technical cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on September 9th at 15:00 CEST. The webinar will focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Integrated Pest Management is a practical way of reducing the use of pesticides, one of the major threads to pollinators.

This webinar aims to share good practices of IPM and to raise input for a policy brief to the international policy agenda. We will share what farmers do to minimize their use of pesticides and explore what positive actions can be taken to enhance the application of IPM.

Want to join?

The webinar will take about 2 hours and will be divided into three parts: short documentaries, a presentation and two panel discussions between experts: Dr. Deepah Senapathi (Senior Research Fellow at the University of Reading), Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Maria Klein (professor of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology at the University of Freiburg), Dr. Buyung Hadi (FAO, Agricultural Officer in charge of IPM) and experts on finance and sustainable chain management (tbc).

Program

Documentaries 
We will start by showing three mini-documentaries on great examples of sustainable agricultural practices in different regions of the world.

Presentation
The documentaries will be followed by a presentation about the lock-ins that we know farmers experience when they want to change their practice of using pesticides.

Panel discussions
The documentaries and presentation will both be followed by panel discussions. Leading questions:

  • What do we learn from the good practices we’ve seen?
  • How may the presented barriers be overcome?
  • What can we abstract for policy learning?

Would you like to participate?

The webinar is in English and is open to the public, both members and non-members are invited to attend. Would you benefit from translations (French or Spanish)? Please mention this on the registration form. If there appears to be a relatively high need among the participants, we will arrange translations.