The ACP-ACTAE project is a research project that run in 2017-2018 on Agroecological Crop Protection in Southeast Asia. It aimed at writing a new chapter in the practice and understanding of agroecology and at making a solid contribution to the Conservation Agriculture Network in Southeast Asia (Cansea). Coordinated by the Cirad, the project was carried out across Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos for the benefit of many partners in these countries. It was funded by the AFD (Agence Française de Développement) within the ACTAE regional project ("Towards Agroecology Transition in the Mekong Region").
Agroecological Crop Protection
The problems posed by agrochemicals for Crop Protection are now well-known, more frequent and more severe, e.g. soil, water and air pollution, hazards to human health, loss in biodiversity, etc. There is a need to move from this chemical-based approach to sustainable pest-prevention practices. Agroecological Crop Protection was developed to respond to this challenge. It is at the crossroad of Agroecology and Crop Protection and uses agroecological and spatio-temporal management of plant and animal communities at extended scales. It uses the services offered by functional biodiversity above and below soil.
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