Sustaining Agriculture-Based Livelihoods: Experiences with non-pesticidal management in Andhra Pradesh

G.V. Ramanjaneyulu and V. Rukmini Rao argue that the Indian agrarian crisis is due to lopsided policies in technology and support to farmers, faulty regulatory and market systems. Experiences with scaling up an ecological model of pest management in agriculture in Andhra Pradesh provide an important breakthrough in promoting sustainable models in agriculture.


pesticides, farmer’s knowledge, Community Based Organizations, local resources

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