Pest-management technologies for peasants: a farming systems approach

Altieri, M. A. (1984) Pest-management technologies for peasants: a farming systems approach. Crop Protection, 3 (1). pp. 87-94.

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The development of crop-management technologies for peasant agriculture must fit the socio-economic and ecological features of small farming systems. Only through research that is multidisciplinary and agroecologically orientated, is it possible to understand fully the agro-socioeconomic circumstances that determine the management criteria and levels of resource use by small farmers. Results from these agroecological studies, coupled with the farmers' practical knowledge, can serve as a starting point to develop pest-control technologies which are adapted to the farmers' resource base and local conditions. Throughout the process, technology generation must start and end in the farmers' fields.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SNNigam Collection
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pest-management, Technologies, Farming systems approach, Peanut
Author Affiliation: Division of Biological Control, University of California, USA
Subjects: Plant Production
Postharvest Management
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 10:27
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 10:27
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