The National IPM Programme was established by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MINFAL) in 2000 at the National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad to develop integrated strategies for the management of economically important pests and to rationalize the use of pesticides through capacity building of agriculture stakeholders in farmer-led IPM programme. A number of plant protection-related institutes in the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) are also involved in developing IPM technologies for major crops. The National Programme is implementing IPM in various crops using approaches in Farmer Field Schools. The Programme successfully completed various national/international projects resulting to the establishment of networks of facilitators and farmers throughout the country until 2015. Experience in Pakistan has shown that FFS can be used as an overall rural development tool or vehicle. The National Programme has contributed to capacity building, empowerment particularly of women, poverty reduction and pesticide policy reforms. Establishment of a network of IPM-related community organizations at regional and national levels has paved the way to develop effective linkages between research, extension and development agencies.

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