dissemination strategies to reduce losses caused by major bean pests in smallholder farming systems. This was achieved through surveys to better understand socioeconomic characteristics that influence technology uptake in smallholder farmer communities and increased our understanding of local knowledge systems and traditional IPM strategies. The project adopted a participatory group approach (modified farmer field school) that helped to create IPM awareness among local community members and policy makers to solicit their support and participation in project activities, and actually disseminating available IPM strategies for key insect pests and diseases of beans particularly bean stem maggots, bean foliage beetles, root rots, etc. at target locations.
International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), 62 pp.
Promotion of integrated pest management strategies of major insect pests of Phaseolus beans in hillsides systems in eastern and southern Africa. Final Technical Report.