IPM action group launched in Kenya
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Orondo, Malachi O. 1997. IPM action group launched in Kenya. Spore 72. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Malachi O Orondo, Chair of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Action Group, Kenya, wrote to Spore to outline the reasons why the group has been formed. He explained that 'IPM -? is more affordable to small-scale peasants who may not have enough...
Malachi O Orondo, Chair of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Action Group, Kenya, wrote to Spore to outline the reasons why the group has been formed. He explained that 'IPM - ? is more affordable to small-scale peasants who may not have enough cash to buy pesticides ? is environmentally friendly, i.e. minimizes pollution and is sustainable ? is also better because it is participatory and recognizes and uses indigenous and cultural knowledge. Some of our immediate objectives are: ? to establish a network with exisiting organizations regionally and internationally for a free flow of information ? to encourage more practical participation and sharing of knowledge between countries in the South ? to collect data on indigenous and cultural IPM methods and establish a reference library ? to create awareness and enhance education on IPM by producing posters, flyers and newsletters, and using TV and radio programmes. Long-term objectives are: ? to standardize proven IPM methods and carry out rigorous training among farmers ? to encourage farmers and NGOs to continue their research and to report on the new findings ? to establish IPM pilot projects in various parts of Kenya, and ? to train staff in specialized fields so that they can be peer leaders.' The Group will freely share any ideas with any individuals or organizations that are interested in IPM. Their address is: IPM Action Group Kenya, PO Box 93045, Mombassa, KENYA