Promoting adoption of integrated pest management in vegetable production through improved resources for Farmer Trainers
|Coordinating organisation:||Natural Resources Institute|
Promotion of pro-poor strategies to reduce impact of key pests and diseases, improve yield and reduce pesticide hazards in peri-urban systems.
Vegetable production constitutes a key component of the livelihood strategy for poor farmers, providing revenues and jobs in developing countries while improving general nutrition. Often vegetable production is constrained by the negative impact of pests and diseases, low yield and quality of crops, and hazards resulting from excessive or inappropriate use of pesticides. A clear need and demand for adoption of alternative and effective pro-poor sustainable pest management strategies led to the creation of a project based in Kenya that encapsulated many beneficial strategies developed over the last ten years.
|Budget (in &euro):||53895|
|ARD-theme:||health and nutrition
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|Last editing:||2006-07-18 12:10:24|