|Integrated Pest Management in Developing Countries Proceedings (NRI, 1992)|
Failures in the implementing of IPM in the past can only be rectified by the design of well planned, well focused programmes on specified cropping systems in particular countries. These will provide object lessons for modification and adaptation elsewhere.
The primary task of any new institutional arrangement is to facilitate the preparation and implementation of a selected number of properly designed IPM projects which are acceptable to farmers. There is a critical need to demonstrate, in a range of cropping systems and geographical locations, that IPM works for the farmer, and at the same time justifies the optimism of those who continue to support it, despite the evidence of past failures.