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Integrated pest management

The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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How soil insect pests affect crops on smallholder farms in Malawi
G.K.C. Nyirenda; D.C. Munthali; J.W.M. Logan / National Research Council of Malawi 2007
Smallholder farmers in southern Malawi cropping systems are dominated by maize, either as a mono crop or interplanted with other crops, principally legumes. The crops are damaged by a wide range of soil insect pests where the damaging...
How many pesticides are in your t-shirt?
Environmental Justice Foundation 2007
Cotton is the world’s most important non-food agricultural commodity and its production accounts for over one sixth of global insecticide consumption. This report highlights the environmental and human health cost of pesticide us...
Assessing the progress of Nepal's national Integrated Pest Management Programme
B. Sitaula; M.-G. Sæthre; H. Bhattarai / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2006
This report assesses the progress of the National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programme in Nepal in relation to it's planned outputs, and analyses constraints and achievements in programme implementation. The team found th...
A compilation of publications on integrated pest management in Ethiopia
E. Bekele; F. Azerefegne; T. Abate / Drylands Coordination Group, Norway 2006
This report documents the proceedings of a workshop entitled "Facilitating the Implementation and Adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Ethiopia" held on 13-15 October 2003, in Ethiopia. A total of 16 papers were pres...
Pesticide use in Africa: doing more harm than good?
Stephanie Williamson / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2003
Pesticide use in Africa has increased dramatically in recent years, despite the escalating costs and the fact that they are becoming less effective. This is creating a dependency on pesticides amongst farmers, threatening food safety,...
Integrated pest management in Africa: a solution in search of a problem?
Alastair Orr; J. Mark Ritchie / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2003
Pest outbreaks can be devastating for small farmers, causing serious crop losses. To protect their crops against pests, many farmers spend large amounts of money on pesticides. These chemicals are often very dangerous to use, leaving ...
A community approach to tackling pests
Mansour Fakih; Toto Rahardjo; Michel Pimbert; Amir Sutoko; Danarti Wulandari; Triyas Prasetyo / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2003
The Green Revolution introduced new technologies and chemicals to farmers in developing countries. The aim was to bring food security and increase levels of agricultural production; in reality, it brought many environmental, social an...
Farmers using pesticides are unaware of the dangers and alternatives, Nepal
K. Atreya / GDNet document store 2004
This paper reports the results of a pilot study carried out during 2004 which aimed to determine farmers’ willingness to pay for safer pesticides to reduce health risk from the periodic exposure to the pesticides. Twenty-five far...
Institutionalising community integrated pest management in Java, Indonesia
M. Pimbert; T. Rahaerd; M. Fakih / International Institute for Environment and Development 2003
This report assesses the extent to which community integrated pest management (IPM) has been institutionalised in Java, Indonesia, by examining three areas of change, namely: policy reforms at national and local levels ...
Integrated pest management in Bangladesh
US Agency for International Development 2003
This report details how integrated pest management (IPM) technologies have affected vegetable crop productivity in Bangladesh. The author finds that overall, IPM technology, adopted in January 2001 by a number of Bangladeshi farmers, ...
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