IP Definition and Principles

These definitions and guidelines were written by the IP commission members in agreement with the executive committee members of IOBC WPRS section.

 

IP Definition

IP (Integrated Production) is a concept of sustainable agriculture based on agro-ecology and a system approach that aims at contributing to sustainable, resilient, profitable and robust farming systems.

IPM (Integrated Pest Management) is the part of IP focusing on pests, pathogens and weeds.

Integrated Production in Europe: 20 years after the declaration of Ovronnaz. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 21(1) 1998 (pdf)

 

IP Principles

IP aims at contributing to sustainable, resilient, profitable and robust farming systems.

To know more about IP Objectives and Principles please read/download: IOBC-WPRS_IP_objectives_and_principles_4th_edition_2018_EN (pdf), 4th edition, 2018. Edited by: Frank Wijnands, Carlo Malavolta, Aude Alaphilippe, Baerbel Gerowitt and Robert Baur

The EU framework directive on the Sustainable Use of pesticides (SUD Dir. 2009/128) obliges EU member states to develop National Action Plans (NAP) since 2013 in order to implement and support IPM. The annex 3 of this directive has the IPM as the leading principle and is fully in line with the IOBC IP general guideline.

Green cover management in vineyards: Permanent supply of flowering plants as food sources for the vineyard fauna
Green cover management in vineyards: Permanent supply of flowering plants as food sources for the vineyard fauna (© Agroscope).

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