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This issue of the Spider Web newsletter examines how farmers, NGOs and government agencies, are integrating health activities into Integrated Pest Management programs across Asia. Helen Murphy, the FAO Community Health Consultant, is the guest author for this issue. The newsletter can be read on-line or downloaded as ‘doc’ or ‘pdf’ files.
b) Farmer field research: An analysis of experiences from Indonesia Henk van den Berg, Peter AC Ooi, Arief L Hakim, Hartjahjo Ariawan and Widyastama Cahyana. October 2001. 77 pages.
Farmers who attend IPM training often become enthusiastic researchers. This report provides a conceptual framework for Farmer Field Research, and examines five cases from Indonesia. It can be downloaded in three Pdf files.
c) Picturing Impact: Participatory Evaluation of Community IPM in Three West Java Villages. The FIELD Foundation, Indonesia. November 2001. 66 pages.
The goal of this study was to learn about the impact of Community IPM on poverty in farming communities. The study was carried out by farmers themselves, who took photographs of what they considered to be indicators of impact. The data, which consists of 84 photographs with captions, has been analysed using a Poverty Framework developed by farmers and, for comparison, a Sustainable Livelihoods Framework. It can be downloaded in five Doc files.
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