New organization, long history

For a period of 20 years, the Regional IPM Programme, under the auspices of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), played a prominent role in capacity-building for sustainable agriculture in Asia.

What began as a pest control project became an umbrella for farmer led experimentation, training, organizing and advocacy in a range of production issues (pests, soils, seeds, water) and community health, rural education, and farmers’ rights.

The vision, methods and expertise that drove the Regional IPM Programme are now the basis for an independent foundation dedicated to the empowerment of Asian farmers.