Successful strategies for promoting new farming technologies. Validated RNRRS Output.


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 titles: R8341: Promoting adoption of integrated pest management in vegetable production and R8417: Promoting adoption of integrated pest management in vegetable production through improved resources for Farmer Trainers.

A systematic approach to planning and applying effective 'pyramidal' training and dissemination strategies is now available to help get new techniques into use by farmers. Originally developed to promote integrated pest management (IPM), the system can be used to build capacity in a wide range of fields. From innovative, interactive and enjoyable training courses for trainers and farmers, to training guides, farmer pocket books and pest identification cards, a host of useful and welltargeted outputs have already been produced. These are being used in 40 countries. Plus, the generic training strategy has already been successfully used locally by government agencies and NGOs such as Harvest Help and SACDEP in 10 countries: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Jamaica, Cameroon, Ghana, Lesotho, Zambia, Mauritius and India.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.


CPP34, 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 127.

Published 1 January 2007