This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Associated with Projects R8026, R8304, R8367 and R8413. Small
enterprises are now manufacturing and marketing non-toxic
environmentally friendly natural compounds to replace harmful
pesticides. Although lots of small companies in India already produce
biopesticides, they don't have much marketing know-how. Now, a new
professional society and a quality manual help them improve their
product ranges and take advantage of booming markets—as exports alone
are growing at 10% a year because of the demand for organic produce. In
South Asia the society and quality manual have already had a profound
effect on manufacturing and quality. Policies for registering
biopesticides in Bangladesh have been changed. Plus, in India, small
companies sell over 200,000 traps a year baited with natural compounds
and, in Sri Lanka, biopesticides are sold for fruitfly and palm weevils.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (13
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP60, 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 51.