This is discussion about Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP).
On July 10, 2009 the judges reviewed the entries for the Changemakers “Cultivating Innovations: Solutions for Rural Communities” competition and would like to pass on the following feedback (listed below) for your entry. Thank you for applying and for your hard work in the field. We are excited to archive your entry to serve as a leading solution for the worldwide community of innovators. We wish you continued luck with your innovative, sustainable, and socially impactful initiatives.
All the best, The Changemakers Team
“This initiative demonstrated solid impact on many small landholders with a proven track record and ability to leverage technology. Not only does it reduce costs and improve yield but it also has environmental benefits. While this initiative reaches a great number of people and is environmentally sustainable, I would like to learn more about its dependence on USAID funds. Is there a way to restructure this program’s financial structure in order to alleviate dependence on a single donor?”
“Good! I was a strong advocate of this initiative as I think it will impact many farmers. It will significantly reduce costs and improve productivity. I would like to know more about what makes this initiative unique from similar initiatives.”
- Changemakers “Cultivating Innovations: Solutions for Rural Communities” Judges: TED, General Mills, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, StuffedandStarved.org, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research)