A new strategic research agenda for IPM in Europe

A strategic research agenda for integrated pest management in Europe has been prepared by Coordinated Integrated Pest Management (C-IPM). C-IPM is a European Research Area Network (ERA-Net) that aims to align national research programmes on integrated pest management in Europe. C-IPM consists of 34 partners from 21 countries.

Couverture du Strategic Research Agenda de l'Era-Net C-IPM. © INRA, C-IPM
Updated on 06/17/2016
Published on 06/16/2016

The C-IPM strategic research agenda provides recommendations regarding future European and national integrated pest management (IPM) research challenges and on how to enhance implementation of IPM for sustainable crop production. The document is intended for researchers, policy makers and all stakeholders involved in the sector of plant protection.
The overall objective of the strategic research agenda is to describe short, medium and long-term priorities for IPM research. The aim is to identify gaps and enable enhanced implementation of IPM in Europe. The short-term agenda seeks to create a forum for exchange and identification of IPM research and development priorities, connect existing initiatives, and coordinate joint transnational research calls.

The most important topics, identified by the C-IPM partners, have been categorised in four core themes. Each core theme includes a number of topics that reflect the current priorities and future research needs of the partners and consequently represent short to mid-term IPM priorities. The four core themes are:

  • Preventive and sustainable (pest) management
  • Alternative to conventional pesticides and innovative control
  • IPM in minor crops
  • Drivers and impact of IPM

> You can download the C-IPM Strategic Research Agenda for IPM in Europe here and the executive summary here.

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