A Documentation of the
Approach, Development and Upscaling of the Programme
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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
- Full text of CED interview with GVR: For full interview of GVR, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 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

THE STORY OF NPM. The evolution of the programme by Sastry, Sanghi, Chari, Ramoo et all for Video recording This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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:-
Ralla Varalakshmi
Rama Devi

Scaling up social innovation by Vijay Mahajan. From Seminar Issue 593. Jan 2009. India 2008: A symposium on the year that was

Accion Fraterna & NPM Interview with Dr Malla Reddy

Interview with Abdul Kareem, RDT

Knowledge Issues

Creative dissent with technoscience in India: the case of Non-Pesticidal Management (NPM) in Andhra Pradesh

-The Science of NPM: Interviews with O.P. Rupela,  N.K. Sanghi. For video footage This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- 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

On FFS & AME-  Interview with Dwarkinath. For video footage of interview This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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
Miscellaneous Information

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. 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,

Keeping the brown plant hopperat bay with SRI [URL] by K. Rajukkannu, P. Ramadass and J. Jecitha,

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"

Important Websites:-
Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook