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close this bookExtension of Complex Issues - Success Factors in Integrated Pest Management (LBL - SKAT - SDC, 1997, 102 p.)
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Open this folder and view contents1 Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2 Project descriptions: Ways of extending IPM
Open this folder and view contents3 Theses: Success factors in extension for IPM
Open this folder and view contents4 Concluding remarks: Respect as the basis for successful IPM extension
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View the documentAnnex I: National IPM Training Programme Indonesia
View the documentAnnex II: The IPM Project Zamorano in Nicaragua
View the documentAnnex III: IPM Development Programme
View the documentAnnex IV: IRRI: Rice IPM Network
View the documentAnnex V: TREE: Development of Neem-Based Plant Protection Practices in Thailand
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Extension of complex issues

Success factors in Integrated Pest Management

Together with other sustainable agricultural practices, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the plant protection concept of the future. How is this highly complex concept being introduced to the farming community in developing countries?

The present study extracts the main factors determining success in extension of IPM from five fairly different development projects. Whatever leads to success is captured in 17 concise theses, which are derived from the analysed projects and supported with illustrative examples.

Example of two theses:

· Self-confidence of farmers

A success factor in extension for IPM is raising farmers' self-confidence and decision-taking abilities.

· A common problem perception

Successful extension in IPM facilitates the two-way interaction and exchange between researchers and farmers, and helps them to find a common perception of problems.

This publication is addressed to development practitioners, policy makers, extensionists, scientists and other persons who are interested in the discussion about extension of complex issues like IPM, natural resources management, social forestry, animal husbandry etc.. The theses based on the experiences gained in these five projects may serve as elements in the design of future extension approaches.

ISBN 3-906776-02-6