Combining local knowledge with new research and technologies, we take a whole-farm approach that encompasses all of the relevant socio-economic and environmental factors. We then deliver an ICM solution that will improve agricultural practice, and safeguard both natural resources and the surrounding communities.
To help drive innovation, we provide technical support and expertise to government bodies, agro-industries and other organisations in areas such as pest management, biological control, crop nutrition and climate-smart agriculture.
Implementing changes in farming and food systems is complex, which is why we involve multiple stakeholders, including those in the food and input supply chains. We have a growing number of diverse partners from the public and private sectors, with whom we design and implement projects.
Some outcomes and impacts of our work include:
- Establishing a Department of Plant Protection in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and introducing Integrated Pest Management approaches in maize production which led to yield increases of over 10%
- Reducing pest damage in apple production in Albania by up to five times, and increasing the yield of ‘Grade I’ apples by 30%
- Delivering a post-graduate Master of Advanced Study programme in ICM, which has trained 47 agricultural professionals from 18 countries since 2015