Main research and development projects

Persistent organic pollutants and hazardous pesticide in Andean farming communities in Peru. (Canadian POPs fund through the World Bank, Washington D.C., US).

Developing and use of ecological approaches in pest management for enhancing sustainable potato production of resource-poor farmers in Andean regions of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. (FONTAGRO/ World Bank, USA).

Management of Whiteflies in multiple cropping systems: Insect pathogenic fungi and pest dispersal. (FORMAS/SIDA, Sweden; in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).

Tackling Liriomyza leafmining flies: invasive pests of global proportions. (BMZ, Germany; in collaboration with ICIPE, Kenya)

Implementing ecological approaches of pest management for enhancing sustainable potato production of resource-poor farmers in mountainous regions in CIP’s target countries of Southwest-Central Asia. (BMZ, Germany)

Development and application of ecological approaches in pest management to enhance sustainable potato production of resource-poor farmers in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region of Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and India (Sikkim). (ADA, Austria)

Predicting climate change induced vulnerability of African agricultural systems to major insect pests through advanced insect phenology modeling and decision aid development for adaptation planning. (BMZ, Germany; in collaboration with ICIPE, Kenya and IITA, Nigeria)

Expanding the rational and biological control of invasive Liriomyza leafminer flies to major horticultural production systems of East Africa. (BMZ, Germany; in collaboration with ICIPE, Kenya)

Revisiting sweetpotato weevil sexual pheromone research and development: Scale-up synthesis of improved chemistry, field evaluation and integration into rational mass trapping devices for field application (BMZ, Germany; in collaboration with the University of Hohenheim, Germany, and the Philippine Root Crops Research Center, Leyte).

Economic analysis, promotion and dissemination of ecological pest management practices in potato production in the Andes (Peru) and Hindu-Kush-Himalaya Region (Nepal) (BMZ, Germany).