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: R8447: Rice pest information management.
A computer programme to record and analyse information on pests and
diseases will help agricultural departments in Bangladesh alert farmers
quickly to threats. The new system speeds up the time it takes for data
from districts to be analysed and the results fed back to the local
offices. This means early warnings for farmers who can then take action.
As it's based on the old paper system, the new system is very
user-friendly. Proven for rice pests and diseases in Bangladesh, the
software could also be used for other crops, and even across borders.
Indian authorities are already interested in using the software to
monitor pests in the border area with Bangladesh.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (10 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP61, 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 141.