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    This paper summarises institutional and policy bottlenecks to IPM in Africa. Agricultural policy in Africa generally prioritises production and productivity above environmental sustainability, so the use of synthetic pesticides for controlling pests is encouraged. Funding for research in IPM is limited, and extension systems struggle to provide the level of farmer support that adoption of IPM often needs. Improved research and extension policies could facilitate uptake of IPM. Public and private food-safety standards can incentivise adoption, but currently this is mainly in production for export. Pesticide and other input regulatory systems unintentionally constrain adoption of IPM, through expensive registration procedures, weak compliance monitoring and limited regional harmonisation. IPM must be seen as a key element of food-system transformation. Copyright © 2022 CAB International. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


    Roger Day, Steven Haggblade, Shadrack Moephuli, Agnes Mwang'ombe, Simplice Nouala. Institutional and policy bottlenecks to IPM. Current opinion in insect science. 2022 Aug;52:100946

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    PMID: 35772691

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