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A multi-faceted approach to promoting the use of bio-pesticides in Nepal: Experiences from Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab

Sulav Paudel: Penn State University

<div>Over the past several decades, crop protection in Nepal has relied heavily on synthetic chemical pesticides in absence of proper alternatives. Various government and non-governmental programs adopted and introduced biopesticides as a part of their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs, yet the adoption has been rather slow. Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab (IPM IL) program in Nepal, takes an innovative approach working with private sectors to facilitate and strengthen supply chain of biopesticides while at the same time working with government research and extension services, value-chain developmental program and NGOs.</div>

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