This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8424: Rodent management in Bangladesh and
R8184: Ecologically-based rodent management for diversified rice-based
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.
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.