Improve Indonesia’s rice production by biological crop protection
Aim: Identify which available biological control agents are compatible or even act synergistically to build a resilient and sustainable crop protection system against the main plant pathogens in rice under lowland tropical conditions in Indonesia.
Objective: Increased output, contribution to higher incomes and diminishing negative environmental effects contributing to food safety and security. Diminish negative environmental effects by using biological instead of chemical crop protection products.
Method: Design a test framework. Develop and test the optimal resilient and sustainable crop protection system at two locations. Develop products up to commercialization phase.
Dutch policy goal: Increased sustainable agricultural production.
Duration: August 2014 – August 2017