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Webinar

Drone and Digital
Integrated Pest Management

Date

Thursday,
9 December 2021

Time

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (GMT+08:00)

Format

Zoom Webinar

Introduction

Bringing together the ASEAN Action Plan on Fall Armyworm and the Grow Asia Digital Learning Series, this webinar aims to spark discussions on the role that drones and digital Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technologies and solutions can play in supporting farmers across Southeast Asia.

 

In this webinar, our diverse panel of speakers from the private sector and academia will discuss the potential of drones and digital IPM solutions to support smallholder farmers to improve plant health, monitor and manage plant pests, weeds and diseases. The FAO has defined IPM as the “careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment”.

 

Questions to be addressed in this webinar include:
 

  • How can drones and digital IPM provide holistic solutions to smallholder farmers? 

  • What are some of the current barriers to scaling up the use of drones and digital IPM in Southeast Asia? 

  • What business models can enable smallholders to access drones and digital IPM to support their transition to more sustainable farming practices? 

  • How can drones deliver effective biocontrol solutions to address plant pests and diseases?

  • What are some of the gaps in designing digital solutions for smallholder farmers?

Our Speakers

Dr Lian-Sheng Zang, Institute of Biological Control, Jilin Agricultural University, China.

Dr Lian-Sheng Zang
 

Key Laboratory of Green Pesticide and Agricultural Bioengineering of Ministry of Education, Guizhou University

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Dr Daniel Tan
 

Professor,
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

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Nehemiah L. Caballong
 

Information Systems Researcher, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

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Dr Mariette McCampbell
 

Researcher,
Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation Group, Wageningen University and Research

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Dr Elisabeth Simelton
 

Climate Change Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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Adrian Soe Myint
 

CEO,
Village Link & Chief Digital Officer,
Myanma Awba Group

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Winnie Atieno
 

Associate Director,
PlantVillage

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Anthony Tan
 

Founder & Director,
New Hope Corporation

About ASEAN Action Plan on Fall Armyworm

The ASEAN Action Plan on Fall Armyworm (ASEAN FAW Action Plan) is a regional action plan to support stakeholders across Southeast Asia to monitor and control fall armyworm and other plant pests and diseases using integrated pest management approaches. A key activity of the ASEAN FAW Action Plan is the Drones and Digital IPM Programme which seeks to harness the potential of drones and digital technologies and solutions to support farmers to implement IPM to effectively manage existing and emerging plant pests and diseases in crops across the region.

 

Find out more here

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