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Globalizing Integrated Pest Management: A Participatory Research Process

Globalizing Integrated Pest Management: A Participatory Research Process


As food demand has grown worldwide, agricultural production has intensified with a concomitant expansion in pesticide use. Concerns over pesticide-induced health and environmental problems, increased pest resistance to pesticides, and continued losses due to pests, have stimulated the search for alternative pest management solutions. As a result integrated pest management (IPM) approaches have been developed and applied that rely on genetic, cultural, biological and information-intensive pest management alternatives.

This book presents and critiques the participatory approaches that can be used to globalize IPM. It describes the development, deployment, and evaluation of participatory IPM. All the chapters include perspectives from both the US and developing country scientists who are on the front lines of IPM generation and diffusion. The book is unique amongst IPM books in that it stresses policy analysis, social and economic impact assessment, multidisciplinary field research and technology transfer mechanisms.

Contributing Authors.

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Forward by S. K. De Datta.

I. The Need to Globalize IPM through a Participatory Process.

1. The Need for Cost-effective Design and Diffusion of IPM (George W. Norton, S.K. DeDatta, Michael E. Irwin, Edwin G. Rajotte, and E.A. Heinrichs)..

2. The Participatory Integrated Pest Management (PIPM) Process (George W. Norton, Edwin G. Rajotte, and Gregory C. Luther).

II. Developing Strategic IPM Packages.

3. Developing IPM Packages in Asia (Sally A. Miller, Ed Rajotte, Rezaul Karim, Aurora Baltazar, N.S. Talekar, and George W. Norton).

4. Developing IPM Packages in Africa (J. Mark Erbaugh, John Caldwell, Sam Kyamanywa, Kadiatou Toure Gamby, and Keith Moore).

5. Developing IPM Packages in Latin America (Jeffrey Alwang, Steven C. Weller, Guillermo E. Sanchez, Luis Calderon, C. Richard Edwards, Sarah Hamilton, Roger Williams, Mike Ellis, Carmen Suarez, Vicor Barrera, Charles Crissman, and George W. Norton).

6. Developing IPM Packages in the Caribbean (Janet Lawrence, Sue Tolin, Clive Edwards, Shelby Fleischer, D. Michael Jackson, Dionne Clark-Harris, Sharon McDonald, Kathy Dalip, and Philip Chung).

7. Developing IPM Packages in Eastern Europe: Participatory IPM, Research in Albanian Olives (Doug G. Pfeiffer, Josef Tedeschini, Lefter Daku, Myzejen Hasani, Rexhep Uka, Brunhilda Stamo, and Bardhosh Ferraj).

III. Deploying Strategic IPM Packages.

8. IPM Transfer and Adoption (Edwin G. Rajotte, George W. Norton, Gregory C. Luther, Victor Barrera, and K.L. Heong).

9. The Key Role of Farmer Field Schools (Gregory C. Luther, Colette Harris, Steven Sherwood, Kevin Gallagher, James Mangan, Kandiatou Toure Gamby).

10. Pesticide and IPM Policy Analysis (George W. Norton, Jessica Tjornhom, Darrell Bosch, Joseph Ogrodowczyk, Clive Edwards, Takayoshi Yamagiwa, and Victor Gapud).

11. Pre-inspection IPM for Export Horticulture Markets (Glenn H. Sullivan, James Julian, Guillermo Sanchez, Steven Weller, and George W. Norton).

IV. Evaluating Strategic IPM Packages.

12. Evaluating Socio-Economic Impacts of IPM (George W. Norton, Keith Moore, David Quishpe, Victor Barrera, Thomas Debass, Sibusiso Moyo, and Daniel B. Taylor).

13. Evaluating the Health and Environmental Impacts of IPM (Leah Cuyno, George W. Norton, Charles Crissman, and Agnes Rola).

14. Gender and IPM (Sarah Hamilton, Keith Moore, Colette Harris, Mark Erbaugh, Irene Tanzo, Carolyn Sachs, and Linda Asturias de Barrios).

V. Conclusion.

15. Lessons learned (E.A. Heinrichs and S.K. DeDatta).