Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an agriculture-based educational curriculum that empowers individuals to make informed decisions regarding the management of agricultural systems and environments.

TEF pioneered the use of IPM methods in Thai formal and non-formal education and IPM provides the basic framework for the REAL education approach. IPM methods as part of the REAL model have been integrated into primary and secondary school curriculums, as well as being used in Community Learning Centers (CLC’s) throughout Thailand and in Farmer Field Schools trainings.

Integrated Pest Management
Students are setting up experimental plots.
Integrated Pest Management
Students identified signs and symptoms from pesticides.
IPM field schools will lead the way to a reform of the non-formal education in Thailand.Vic-Director, NFE Thailand

Funders: Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Office of the National Primary Education Commission, Office of the Non Formal and Informal Education, Ministry of Education, FAO Community IPM Program

Duration: 1995–2000 and 1998–2002 (NFE)

IPM in Agriculture and Technology Colleges

In 1998, The Division of the Agricultural College, Department of Vocational Education joined with TEF to adopt the Integrated Pest Management curriculum into 35 out of 47 colleges nationwide. TEF provided technical supports for capacity building of the teachers through season-long training.

Funders: FAO Community IPM Program, The Division of the Agricultural College, MoET

Duration: 1998-2002