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International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 633–648 | Cite as

Social and Economic Aspects of Integrated Pest Management in the Tropics

  • J. W. Ssennyonga
  • G. Goodell
  • G. T. Lako
  • S. Xedla
Article

Abstract

This paper reviews major concepts and achievements made in the tropics in tackling; five major social and economic issues associated with research, development and adoption of integrated pest management technologies during the past two decades. Major focus has been placed on (i) integrating IPM into farming systems, (if) monitoring pest populations, (iii) information and management intensity of IPM, (iv) economic viability of IPM, and (v) institutional factors affecting IPM. Emphasis is placed on pinpointing ways in which success can be achieved and how constraints can be overcome in order to make IPM work better in future.

Keywords

integration farming systems monitoring pests economic viability information intensity institutional factors 

Résumé

Cet article constitue une revue des réalisations sous les tropiques dans la résolution de cinq probièmes socio-économiques majeurs en relation avec la recherche, le développement et l’adoption des technologies intégrées pour lutter contre les pestes, durant ces deux dernières décennies. Les points majeurs ciblés sont: (i) intégration des IPM dans les systèmes culturaux, (ii) surveillance des populations des insectes ravageurs, (iii) information la gestion des IPM, (iv) viabilité économique des IPM, et (v) facteurs institutionnels affectant les IPM. L’accent est mis sur les voies du succès et les moyens de contourner les contraintes en vue d’améliorer les IPM dans l’avenir.

Mots Clés

intégration systèmes culturaux surveillance des insectes ravageurs viabilité économique flot d’information facteurs institutionnels 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Ssennyonga
    • 1
  • G. Goodell
    • 2
  • G. T. Lako
    • 1
  • S. Xedla
    • 3
  1. 1.International Centre of Insect Physiology and EcologyNairobiKenya
  2. 2.The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)The Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Institute of PathobiologyAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia

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