International Biodiversity Day: Diversifying agroecosystems to suppress crop pests

BY WEI ZHANG

Insect pests are a major cause of crop yield losses around the world and an important cause of food insecurity in developing countries. The development of effective policies to support more sustainable pest management requires a better understanding of the factors that determine farmers’ pest management decision making within the landscape, agronomic, socio-economic and biophysical context of farming systems. (Photo: IITA/Flickr)