Farmers’ Perception and Management of Pest Hazard

A Pilot Study of a Punjabi Village in Lower Indus Region
  • Iqtidar H. Zaidi


This study presents an interpretation of the way the Punjabi farmers in a village of the arid Sind perceive the pest hazard and the methods of management that they employ to deal with this situation. It is found that farmers do recognize the seriousness of the problem which consequently leads them to employ traditional as well as pesticide treatment of their crops. But because of financial handicap and other factors, they do not use pesticide regularly or in adequate quantity. As a result the control of pests remains ineffective.

Key Words

Pest perception pest damage pest management Punjab Sind farmers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iqtidar H. Zaidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of KarachiKarachi-32Pakistan

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