The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature
shmeisani' Prince shaker Bin Zaid st.
Al saada Building, 5th floor
T. +962 6 567 3331
F. +962 6 569 9777
APN seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Arab peoples to sustain the region's natural resources and gain sovereignty over them , particularly in areas suffering from war and occupation.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques. It is the integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment. IPM emphasizes the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms.
IPM Campaign Initiated by APN-2003
A national campaign on IPM was launched in 2003 in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jordan's Ministry of Agriculture and civil society groups to deliver lectures, conduct training workshops and distribute awareness information among various concerned bodies including the Jordanian Union of Farmers, universities, professional associations and distributors of agricultural products. The campaign aimed at improving food security in the six participating countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Iran.
Activities included implementing pilot IPM projects based on the ecological system to run for two years.
The project aimed to ensure an exchange of expertise among the six countries to facilitate adjustment to its strategies and methods that rely on the participation of farmers and understanding of the local eco-systems.
In 2005, APN organized a training workshop in Amman, Jordan, to enhance technical capacity, to discuss about the importance of IPM, and to enhance consumer awareness about the issue of heavy pesticide use and increase the demand for IPM products.