Central Asia IPM Project
An economically-based participatory and collaborative IPM research and capacity building project in Central Asia
USAID has renewed its sponsorship of the “Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Lab: Collaborative Research on IPM” that funds the Tajikistan portion of our work in Central Asia. The project fosters development of a comprehensive IPM initiative, using an ecologically-based and multidisciplinary systems approach. Michigan State University, the University of California-Davis and The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) are the host institutions collaborating with colleagues from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Our current project spans the years 2010-2014 and focuses on IPM in key Central Asian food crops, specifically wheat, tomatoes and potatoes. These three crops were identified through consultations and recommendations of various stakeholders at a regional Collaborative Research on IPM forum conducted in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in June 2009. Read the press release announcing the project award.
Read our success story on the Central Asia Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Lab: Collaborative Research on IPM outreach and education effort.
New: 2012-2013 annual report
New: Travel report from May 2013 - Tajikistan.
Featured: Ecologically based IPM packages for wheat production in Tajikistan; greenhouse and open field tomato production in Uzbekistan; and potato production in Kyrgyzstan.
Featured: Abdujabbor Shirinov, the nation of Tajikistan’s ambassador to the United States, visited Michigan State University and the Project team in 2011. Read press release.
Visit the program components section to learn more about our work with potatoes, tomatoes and wheat in Central Asia. Below, right, our three student partners are in graduate studies on the MSU campus: Saltanat Mambetova (Kyrgyzstan), Bahodir Eshchanov (Uzbekistan), and Shahlo Safarzoda (Tajikistan).
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Read our blog about travels to and meeting in Syria and Kyrgyzstan.
Project funding agency: USAID Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Lab: Collaborative Research on IPM, managed by Virginia Tech University
Related programs: MSU Institute of International Agriculture and World Technology Access Program