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Improved sustainability of smallholder peri-urban vegetable production in south Asia

Objective

Farmer surveys have identified eggplant, tomato and legumes as major vegetable crops in south Asia where pesticide and fertiliser use is excessive, with eggplant borer, whitefly, American bollworm, root knot nematode and legume pod-borer as the main pest and disease vectors. The objective of the project is to bring together researchers from Europe and south Asia to develop and adapt a range of alternative bio rational control technologies for these target pests . The new technologies, together with complementary technologies currently available, will be refined in partnership with smallholder farmers through a series of farmer participatory trials, facilitated by farmer field schools. Such an approach will enhance the acceptability and sustainability of the technology developed to ensure that pesticide and fertiliser use and the associated pollution they create are minimised.

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Coordinator

NATURAL RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Address
Central Avenue
ME4 4TB Chatham
United Kingdom
 

Participants (6)

BANGLADESH AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Bangladesh
Address
Joydebpur
1701 Gazipur
 
CENTRE FOR WORLD SOLIDARITY
India
Address
House No. 12-13-438, Street No. 1
500 017 Hyderabad
 
INSTITUT NATIONAL AGRONOMIQUE PARIS-GRIGNON
France
Address
Inra Station De Phytopharmacie Et Mediateurs Chimi
78026 Versailles
 
TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
India
Address
Lawley Road
641 003 Coimbatore
 
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Address
74 Borgo Xx Giugno
06121 Perugia
 
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
Address
Viale Delle Scienze, 13
90128 Palermo