Pollinator protection for everyone

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CARDA’s Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) project is made possible through the generous support of the IKI project


Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) is a sustainable alternative to costly protection approaches subsidized by EU and USA

Current pollinator-protection strategies are unaffordable for low- and middle-income countries. Farmers carrying them out in high-income countries, usually request financial compensation to set aside and seed strips of flowering weeds in their fields so that pollinators can feed and multiply. ICARDA’s Dr. Stefanie Christmann has developed pollinator protection using seeded marketable habitat enhancement plants. This approach pays for itself.

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