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CTA. 1997. IPMEurope Workshop. Spore 72. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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IPMEurope held a Workshop in Friedberg, Germany. June 1997
IPMEurope was created with the aim of developing a common IPM research policy in Europe for the European Commision and the EU research institutes. In June, IPMEurope held a Workshop in Friedberg, Germany with the objective of discussing with some of their partner organizations and representatives from developing countries the extension of IPMEurope's mandate. The meeting reviewed two resource papers: Towards a common IPM policy and IPMEurope: where next? In addition, the participants joined working groups to debate the principal themes addressed in the papers. The main conclusions and recommendations endorsed by the workshop participants fell into three main areas: food security, social issues, and environment. They will be considered by IPMEurope when developing future plans. The follow-up to the workshop will be the preparation of a policy paper and proposals to included an overall strategy clearly expressing the principle and concept of IPM as a contributory factor in promoting sustainable agriculture. The aim is to promote understanding of IPM principles to the EC, to the EU Member States, and their partners in development. It will also aim to influence attitudes to IPM within the EU and national agricultural systems. A programme to establish the 'long-term viability' of IPMEurope will be developed. Participants expressed the opinion that none of these aims would be achieved unless IPM was 'farmer driven'. Malcolm Iles Secretary, IPMEurope c/o NRI The University of Greenwich Chatham Maritime Kent ME4 4TB UK