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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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NATURAL RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
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