Promote Pollinators is hosting an online event in technical cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on September 9th at 15:00 CEST. The webinar will focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the practical way of reducing the use of pesticides, one of the major threats to pollinators.
Promote Pollinators, the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators, is a coalition of countries and observers who believe that country-led politics can foster policy measures and innovative action to protect pollinators. The initiative reaches out to potential new partners to develop and implement national pollinator strategies. In Safeguard, Promote Pollinators aims to ensure an effective interaction between the project and country leaders to identify priority needs and opportunities.
This webinar seeks to raise input for a policy brief to the global policy agenda and to share best practices of IPM. The main topics of discussion will be how farmers reduce their usage of pesticides and what constructive steps may be made to improve IPM implementation.
The webinar will be held in English and is open to the public, both members and non-members are invited to attend. The event will last approximately 2 hours and will be divided into three parts: short documentaries, a presentation, and two panel discussions.
The first part of the program will include three mini-documentaries on great examples of sustainable agricultural practices in different regions of the world, while the following presentation will discuss the lock-ins that farmers experience when they want to change their practice of using pesticides. Finally, during the panel discussions experts Deepa Senapathi (Associate Professor at the University of Reading), Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Maria Klein (Professor of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology at the University of Freiburg), Dr. Buyung Hadi (FAO, Agricultural Officer in charge of IPM), etc. will address the following questions:
- What do we learn from the good practices we’ve seen?
- How may the presented barriers be overcome?
- What can we abstract for policy learning?
Would you like to join the webinar? You can register here.
Read more about the Promote Pollinators Coalition and the event here.