27) DFID Funds ICRISAT's Project in Nepal to Promote Integrated Pest Management Technologies
       (5 April 2001)

The Department for International Development (DFID), through the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), UK, is providing financial support of US$ 68,500 to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) from April 2000 to March 2001 for collaborative research on "Promoting the adoption of improved disease and pest management technologies in chickpea by poor farmers in mid-hills and hillside cropping systems in Nepal."

This project is promoting the on-farm adoption of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system centered on the use of safe control technologies, disease tolerance, and insect biocontrol, through the Nepal Agricultural Research Council and non-governmental organizations.

Drs JM Lenné, ICRISAT Deputy Director General and Suresh Pande, Chickpea Scientist steered this collaborative project proposal.

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