SOLUTION: IPMobile – Mobile integrated pest management solutions

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Entrant: iDE Solution:  IPMobile  Country: USA Link: www.idenepal.org   

Summary

IPMobile delivers reliable information on integrated pest management (IPM) practices to smallholder farmers and connects them with local sales agents to buy essential inputs. There is an urgent need for better information and service delivery for pest management in Nepal, especially to respond to the exotic Tuta absoluta, introduced in 2016 and currently devastating the tomato crop. The IPMobile service is designed for local collection centers to reach their large networks of member/supplier farmers, as well as for agrovets whose agents reach even remote, marginal farmers with essential packages of bio-pesticides, botanical pesticides, and other technologies for vegetable crops.