Effective rodent control techniques. Validated RNRRS Output.

Abstract

This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8424: Rodent management in Bangladesh and R8184: Ecologically-based rodent management for diversified rice-based cropping systems.

New methods of rodent control have been developed in Bangladesh that could greatly improve the lives of the poor. Rodents eat crops, fruits and vegetables and cause a lot of post-harvest damage as well—by eating or simply contaminating stored food. Most poor producers think that rodents are just a part of everyday life, and don't realise that technologies exist that could help to keep numbers down. Project staff worked closely with local people from farming communities to assess how much damage rodents were doing and how effectively traditional methods managed them. Community rodent control strategies were then put in place in partnership with producers, and suitable technologies developed and tested. The project also produced a range of training materials, including a three-part video, and conducted various training events.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (10 pp.) taken from the CD.

Citation

CPP32, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 103.

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