AVRDC’s research aims to assist smallholder farmers in improving their crop production efficiency under various production systems. Technologies such as better low-cost drip irrigation systems can save labor and increase water use efficiency, starter solutions can greatly reduce fertilizer needs, and integrated pest management (IPM) packages can dramatically cut pesticide use.


Training of Trainers on low-cost drip irrigation in Aceh, Indonesia; these trainers went on to facilitate Farmer Field Schools