Realistic crop protection strategies
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CTA. 1995. Realistic crop protection strategies . Spore 57. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Crop protection strategies for subsistence farmers edited by Miguel Altieri 1994 197pp ISBN 1 85339204 9 price UKL14.95 IT Publications Ltd, 103-105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK
It is estimated that there are about 500 million small farmers throughout the developing world. In a constant struggle to survive, resource-poor farmers have developed diverse and complex cropping systems and management technologies that, in most instances, are well adapted to the rain-fed and risk-prone environments in which they exist. Conventional scientific research and extension programmes have emphasized high-input approaches geared to modernizing small farm agriculture and, often, technological packages developed at experiment stations or transferred from industrialized countries, have not fitted the conditions or needs of these farmers. In many cases when adopted these technologies cause environmental problems. Crop protection strategies for subsistence farmers documents some of the attempts to develop sustainable practices for small farmers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, emphasizing farmers' participation, on-farm research, biological control techniques, and maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity at the farm level. These aspects are now known to be crucial for the development of sustainable in developing countries. Crop protection strategies for subsistence farmers edited by Miguel Altieri 1994 197pp ISBN 1 85339204 9 price UKL14.95 IT Publications Ltd, 103-105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK