The FAO-supported IPM-FFS Programme was launched in Yunnan Province (2003), Guangxi Province (2007) and Hainan Province (2014), P. R. China. The three provinces had previously not been involved in any IPM-FFS activities and thus an FFS training programme had to be set up from the beginning.The Programme concentrated its efforts initially on capacity building for IPM FFS training in eight major vegetable growing prefectures in Yunnan Province and on three types of vegetable crops (tomato, Chinese cabbage and sugar pea), with the development of the programme, the IPM-FFS training programme is now operational in 80 counties in all the prefectures/cities in Yunnan, 55 counties in 13 prefectures in Guangxi and 19 counties in Hainan, covering a variety of different crops, including rice, vegetables and fruit trees. In general, FFS Farmers have reduced 30-50% pesticide sprays and in particular highly and medium toxic pesticides and gained 10-20% higher net returns as a result of new knowledge gained through participation in season-long FFS.

During the 2003-2014 period, the FAO Regional IPM Programme provided technical assistance to government-supported vegetable IPM training activities in other provinces (Sichuan, Shandong, Beijing, Shandong, Hebei and Shanghai). Assistance was also provided to other international funded projects such as the World Bank- funded Anning Valley Project in Panzhihua and Liangshan, Sichuan province, GTZ- funded “Environmental Strategies of Intensive Agriculture in the North of China” Project, the CIDA-funded “Agriculture and Agri-food” Project in Western China, FAO TCP “Enhancing food security and improving livelihoods in concert with environmental protection for farmers and herders in poverty-stricken ethnic minority areas of Western Sichuan Province”, FAO TCP “Applied Research on Integrated Pest Management Technology of Actinidia Root-Rot in Guangxi”, EU/ FAO/China “Model Development and Capacity building for Agrobiodiversity Innovation and System Management” and IFAD “Rural Development Programme “in Yunnan Province.

During the 2003-2014 period, the FAO programme contributed about US$ 780,000 for supporting training activities in Yunnan, Guangxi and Hainan Provinces. National and local governments have provided US$ 466,000 to support local FFS activities. On national level, a total of more than 300,000 farmers have received IPM training, having significant positive impact on pesticide risk reduction, farmer’s profits, food safety, environmental and human health improvement and agro-biodiversity conservation. Successful cases on “Save and Grow” were developed for wider dissemination and scaling up.

The National IPM Programme is led by the National Agriculture-Technical Extension and Service Centre, Ministry of Agriculture (NATESC, MOA) in Beijing which co-ordinates the IPM activities in the country. IPM-FFS activities are implemented through provincial, prefecture and country Plant Protection Services.

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Contact People:  

Government :

Name: Mr Liu Tianjin 
Title: Director General 
Org.: NATESC, Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Beijing
Tel: (86-10) 59194560 Fax: (86-10) 59194517

Name: Mr Wei Qiwen
Title: Vice -Director General, National IPM coordinator 
Org.: NATESC, Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Beijing 
Tel: (86-10) 59194756  Fax: (86-10) 59194517


Name: Mr Li Yongchuan 
Title: Director 
Org: Yunnan Plant Protection and Quarantine Station 

Name: Mr Huang Guangpeng 
Title: Director
Org:Guangxi Plant Protection and Quarantine Station

Name: Mr Cai Dejiang
Org: Hainan Plant Protection and Quarantine Station


Name: Mr Vincent Martin 
Title: FAO Representative
Tel: (86-10) 65322835
Fax: (86-10) 65325042


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