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Crop Protection Strategies For Subsistence Farmers

1st Edition

By Miguel A Altieri

CRC Press

208 pages

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Top-down approaches to pest management, relying on agrochemical inputs that can be scarce, expensive, ecologically toxic, or inaccessible, have repeatedly failed to solve pest problems that affect small farmers in developing countries. Crop Protection Strategies for Subsistence Farmers offers an alternative. Drawing on examples from Latin Am

Table of Contents

Preface -- Designing and Improving Pest Management Systems for Subsistence Farmers -- Steps Toward an Alternate and Safe Pest Management System for Small Farmers in the Philippines -- A Farming Systems Approach to Insect Pest Management for Upland and Lowland Rice Farmers in Tropical Asia -- Implementation of IPM for Small-Scale Cassava Farmers -- Effects of Cassava Intercropping and Varietal Mixtures on Herbivore Load, Plant Growth, and Yields: Applications for Small Farmers in Latin America -- Human Interactions in Classical Biological Control of Cassava and Mango Mealybugs on Subsistence Farms in Tropical Africa

Subject Categories

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SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General