Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecosystem approach for crop production and protection that combines different practices to grow healthy crops and minimize the use of pesticides. IPM encourages natural pest control mechanisms which pose less risk to human and environmental health.
In 2003, in APN launched a national campaign on IPM, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jordan's Ministry of Agriculture and civil society groups. APN delivered lectures, conducted training workshops and distributed information among concerned bodies including the Jordanian Union of Farmers, universities, professional associations and distributors of agricultural products. These actions were part of a wider campaign aimed at enhancing the agricultural capacities and exchange of expertise in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Iran. Activities included implementing pilot IPM projects for two years.