Integrated pest management: farmer field schools generate sustainable practices. A case study in Central Java evaluating IPM training

van de Fliert, Elske (1993) Integrated pest management: farmer field schools generate sustainable practices. A case study in Central Java evaluating IPM training. Wageningen University Papers, 93 .

Author van de Fliert, Elske
Title Integrated pest management: farmer field schools generate sustainable practices. A case study in Central Java evaluating IPM training
Journal name Wageningen University Papers
ISSN 0169-345X
Publication date 1993
Year available 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 93
Total pages 304
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Backhuys Publishers BV
Language eng
Abstract An evaluation study of the National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programme in Indonesia was conducted looking into processes and effects occurring at the village level when sustainable practices in rice cultivation are introduced through nonformal farmer training in conditions created by policy measures. The IPM training contents consisted of a set of principles, instead of preset recommendation, providing the farmers with a tool for decision making. Training processes were field-oriented and based on experiential learning. Main objective was that farmers become independent decision makers and managers of their farms. Trainers performed as facilitators of the learning process. As a result of training, farmers took better-informed pest management decisions, pesticide use and expenditures on pest control decreased, yields increased, and yield variability became smaller. The nonformal training approach appeared to be consistent with the ecological approach of IPM. The experience of the Indonesian IPM Programme showed interesting perspectives for extension supporting sustainable agriculture.
Keyword National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programme
Indonesia
Sustainable practices
Farmer field schools
Nonformal farmer training
Pest management decisions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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