NON PESTICIDAL MANAGEMENT
A Documentation of the
Approach, Development and Upscaling of the Programme
as a backup to the film
AWAY WITH ALL PEST(icide)S
as a backup to the film
AWAY WITH ALL PEST(icide)S
Centre for Education & Documentation (CED)
|as part of
Knowledge in Civil Society (KICS)
|The Political Economy of NPM||Approach - A paradigm shift||Upscaling||Knowledge Issues||Sustainable Agriculture - Options||Miscellaneous Information||Pests & Friends|
The Political Economy of NPM
Drop Pesticides! Build A Sustainable World [URL] by Ronald Macfarlane and Revathi Ramachandran. Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific
Punukula in Khammam dist of AP.The village today is completely free of pesticides. Farmers have been able to clear their earlier debts. Non Pesticidal Management of Insect Pests [URL] by Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu, Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Non-Pesticide Management for Escaping the Pesticide Trap in Andra Pradesh, India [URL]
Ethiopia experiences chronic food insecurity in many regions. Government and development agencies have invested heavily in pesticides as a strategy to improve food security and many farming communities have become reliant on pesticides, with negative effects on human and livestock health.now. Ethiopian farmers test alternatives to pesticides Pesticides News, PAN-UK Pesticide Action Network, Europe
Approach - A paradigm shift
NPM is a system that maintains the insect populations at levels below those causing economic injury, by having healthy crop and managing the population dynamics in the crop ecosystem - Pamphlet on Non-Pesticidal Management by Centre For Sustainable Agriculture
OUT OF THE TRAP - Andhra farms show the future of pest management. It doesn't have pesticides. [URL] Down to Earth 31/05/2006
Holistic approach to help farmers help themselves [URL] by Siddharth Tripathy, Deccan Herald, Banglore
Only if we fully understand the ecology of pests and diseases, can we live in harmony with them instead of fighting them. Pest management: The art of mimicking nature. [URL] Mans Lanting- ETC India.
Cover feature on NPM in Down to Earth, Made it
Non Pesticidal Management: Learning from Experiences [URL] by Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu & Others, CSA
No pesticides-Laxma Jarpula
Thavinjal Grama Panchayth leads Cycle Rally calling for pesticide-free farming [URL]
Film on NPM Upscaling (Eng) 22' 18"
Interviews with farmers of Kundurpi-Matham model
Interviews with farmers Akuthotapalli
Interviews with 4 brothers of Mallenipalli
From its early history in 1970, NPM has been upscaled
Maps of coverage of NPM from 1970-2008 [CD]
More and more farmers want to take-up NPM. It is being done in 185,000 acres in 2006: Non-pesticidal Management: [URL] SERP report.
Progress Report for the Month of November 2008
Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture - a power point presentation [URL] by D.V. Raidu, Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty Department of Rural Development -Indira Kranti Pathakam
SERP & NPM - Interview with Vijay Kumar
Institutional and management aspects for upscaling successful experiences in agriculture
CED Interviews with Ravidran, Dr. N.K. Sanghi of WASSAN
Interview with CRPs:-
Accion Fraterna & NPM Interview with Dr Malla Reddy
- Training & Support of Farmers
Learning eco-friendly ways of managing pests [URL] by Anitha Pailoor, Farmer Field Schools Model
Farmers Field Schools (FFS): A Group Extension Process Based on Adult Non-Formal Education Methods [CD] An overview of characteristics of Farmer Field School. Prepared by K.D. Gallagher.
Farmer Field School for Women, [URL] AME foundation
Our experiences with modified Farmer Field Schools in dryland areas [URL] by Arun Balamatti and Rajendra Hegde
Full video of Training by AME to AF Ecology Centre: contact ced
Dissemination of IPM Technology through Farmer Field Schools: A Research Study [URL] by B.Krishnamurthy and A.D.Ranganatha, Banaras Hindu University
Global FFS Network & Resource centre
Changing farming practices: Participatory Technology Development (PTD) shows the way [URL] AME Foundation
*Mighty Caterpillars* [URL] Aparna Pallavi, Down to Earth, 30/09/2008
Sustainable Agriculture - Options
Zero budget farming can solve food crisis : Palekar [URL] by G. Prabhakaran, Hindu, 31/08/2008
Sustaining Indian agriculture - conservation agriculture the way forward [URL] by I.P. Abrol and Sunita Sangar. Current Science, 25/10/2006.
Structuring the present for a sustainable future [URL] by V. Arunachalam. Current Science. 25/08/2006.
Organic farming vis-â-vis modern agriculture [URL] by Rajendra Prasad Current Science, 25/07/2005.
Organic farming : Its relevance to the Indian context [URL] by P. Ramesh, Mohan Singh and A. Subba Rao, Current Science, 25/02/2005
AME Foundation, Vermicomposting brings better yields and returns: A small farmer shows the way [URL]
AME Foundation, Alternative farming practices from cotton to sorghum [URL]
AME Foundation, Alternative farming practices for remunerative dryland Cotton [URL]
The Mohanpur Experiment in Natural Farming by Bharat Mansata & Prabhat Menon
Search for Alternative Technology by Sharad Joshi, Ambethan
Sustainable Agriculture to Sustain Health by Dr. Mira Shiva, VHAI
Hazards of Chemical Pesticides and Alternative to the Dirty Dozen by M.A. Vahab,V.P. Balagangadharan, M. Raheena Begum. VHAI
ALTERNATIVES TO CHEMICAL FARMING: Dr. S. Jayaraj, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Sustainable Agricultural Development - Full report available in CED library -[R.K33.614].
Recommendations of Working sub-group linked to DST
Pesticide Contamination of Food & Drinking Water by Ms. S. Geeta, Madras & AT. Dudani,VHAI
POISON IN YOUR FOOD by Bharat Mansata & Prabhat Menon
In the last decade especially, food production and consumption in an uneven global economy plays a dual role. Industrial cheap foods have a health consequence, while the wealthy are provided an opportunity to partake of clean and healthy food called organic, at a premium price. Food production and processing being governed by economies of scale, and small farm livelihoods have been exposed as unviable.
The polemic of global food economy [URL] by Vanaja Ramaprasad, Deccan Herald, 16/10/2008.
Green Revolution: Curse or Blessing? by Peter B.R. Hazell
The Insecticides Act of India, 1968: Summary of the Act by A.S. Atwal
Agro-chemicals and environmental quality [URL] by Dr Ramani Kanta Thakuria, Assam Tribune, 13/10/2008.Nitrate pollution of underground water or drinking water is cause of concern expressed by the World Health Organisation. Nitrous oxide emission from nitrogenous fertilizser into the atmosphere is another matter of concern
Use of pesticides & its impact on human health: a case of farmers in South India [URL] by Chitra Grace,V.R. Muraleedharan, T. Swaminathan, Veeraraghavan
Endosulfan : PAN AP Monograph on Endosulfan [URL] by Dr. Meriel Watts, PAN-AP
Self -monitoring of Sign and Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning by farmers occupationally exposed to pesticides [URL]
Vikalpani Women's Federation
Producers sneak into Indian delegation, endorse DDT [URL] by P N Venugopal. Indiatogether.org How did two major operators in the POPs manufacturing-sector become part of India's official delegation to a conference which aims to eliminate their production and use?
Pests & Friends
Management of red headed hairy caterpillar 02/05/2002 [URL] by R.K. Patil, P.S. Hugar & J.B. Gopali, Hindu, 02/05/2002
Silent services of 'winged beauties' in agriculture [URL] by C.K Vishnudas, LEISA INDIA
Ecofriendly practices assist in controlling coconut mite [URL] by A. Vakeesan and G. Mikunthan, LEISA INDIA
Keeping the brown plant hopperat bay with SRI [URL] by K. Rajukkannu, P. Ramadass and J. Jecitha, LEISA INDIA
Non Pesticidal Management of Helicoverpa armigera in Pigeonpea - a case study by V. Murali, Krishi Vigyana Kendra, Medak
Non-pesticidal Management of Gram pod borer in pigeon pea and chick pea by farmers of the Zaheerabad region in Deccan plateau [URL] by B.Suresh Reddy, Deccan Development Society
Integrated Pest Management of Cotton in Punjab, India by Ramesh Arora, Vikas Jindal, Pankaj Rathore, Raman Kumar, Vikram Singh and Lajpat Bajaj, Punjab Agricultural University Regional Station, Faridkot-151 203, India
The Sterile Insect Release Method -- A Simulation Exercise: Arneson, Phil A.., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Sterile Insect Release Method and other Genetic Control Strategies Bartlett, Alan C., USDA, Western Cotton Insect Laboratory and Robert T. Staten, USDA APHIS PPQP, Phoenix
Pheromones and Other Semiochemicals: Flint, Hollis M. and Charles C. Doane, Western Cotton Research Laboratory
Microbe-induced Resistance: A Novel Strategy for Control of Insect-transmitted Diseases in Vegetables Geoffrey W. Zehnder, Changbin Yao, John F. Murphy, Edward J. Sikora and Joseph W. Kloepper, Auburn University, David J. Schuster and Jane E. Polston, University of Florida, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Bradenton
Cultural Control, Ferro, David N., University of Massachusetts
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - A Changing Trend in Crop Protection by Saroj Singh, VHAI Workshop
Integrated Pest Management In Indian Agriculture:A Developing Economy Perspective by Vijesh V.Krishna, N.G. Byju, S. Tamizheniyan.
Guidelines for IPM of Major Crops on the Deccan Plateau: A basket of options by J Diraviam: AME Foundation. 2006: Cotton; Groundnut
Promotion of Integrated Pest Management: [URL] India Agro Industry
Handling a pest, gingerly [URL] by T V Jayan, Down to Earth
Biodiversity and insect pest management [URL] by S. Ignacimuthu, Current Science, 25/05/2005
Biological Control of Pests by A.S. Atwal in Agricultural Pests of India and South-East Asia- Book can be borrowed from CED- [B.K34a.A60]
Neem (Azadirachta Indica Ajuss) A Safe Alternative To Toxic Chemicals for Management of Insect Pests by R.P. Singh, VHAI Workshop
Biological Pest Control by John Prakash Pereira
The Importance of Weeds by Bharat Mansata & Prabhat Menon
Revitalizing India's farm science institutions [URL] by I.P. Abrol and V.L. Chopra, Current Science 10/01/2008
Lets' Understand Pests...!! by CSA
Farmers' Friends in Crop Pest Management by CSA
Cotton (Telugu) 42' 08"
Groundnut (Telugu) 48' 31"
Kranthipatham (Telugu) 22 '23"
Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook