Call for Proposals
USD 40.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 25.000
Execution time
18 Months
Total Amount:
USD 65.000
Participating countries:
Peru Peru
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 62% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 38%

Executive Summary

Potato is the main food of the Andean settlers. The Andean weevil (Premnotrypes spp.) and potato moths (Phthorimaea operculella, Symmetrischema tangolias, Tecia solanivora) are the key pests that limit production and harvest quality in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. To contribute to the solution of the problem, CIP and its collaborators within the framework of the project financed by FONTAGRO: CGIAR # 0604/06 “Development and application of ecological practices in pest management to increase the sustainable production of potatoes by farmers in low resources in the Andean regions of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru ”developed an Integrated Management strategy with new ecological tools to reduce the use of insecticides. This new project intends to continue with the diffusion of these technologies through the formation of an Integrated Pest Management Network. The specific objectives of the project were: 1) the establishment of an inter-institutional platform for IPM in Peru, 2) the promotion of IPM with the involvement of the private sector, 3) the training of 'multiplier' actors and 4) coordinating and establish a monitoring system for impact analysis.

The technological solution

Implementation of a new Integrated Potato Pest Management program for the Andean region, which includes the use of plastic barriers, toxic attractants, increased functional diversity and the use of Bt talc for moth control in storage, which proved to be as efficient as chemical control, with the added benefits of protecting natural enemies and the environment.


  • Establishment and strengthening of a web platform called RED MIPapa.
  • 11000 downloads of existing training material on the web.
  • 6 regional training workshops.


  • 8166 farmers and technicians related to potato cultivation.
  • 240 communities in Peru.

Sustainable Development Goals

No poverty Zero Hunger Responsible consumption and production Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) - Perú

Graphics and data

Financing by country (in USD)
FONTAGRO Amount Other agencies Counterpart Amount

Geolocated Map


Project leader Peru

Thomas Miethbauer

Project leader

Jurgen Kroschel


Verónica Cañedo


Jesus Alcazar


Henry Juarez


Marc Sporleder


Octavio Zegarra

With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)