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.
Associated with Projects R8026, R8304, R8367 and R8413.
Small enterprises are now manufacturing and marketing non-toxic environmentally friendly natural compounds to replace harmful pesticides. Although lots of small companies in India already produce biopesticides, they don’t have much marketing know-how. Now, a new professional society and a quality manual help them improve their product ranges and take advantage of booming markets—as exports alone are growing at 10% a year because of the demand for organic produce. In South Asia the society and quality manual have already had a profound effect on manufacturing and quality. Policies for registering biopesticides in Bangladesh have been changed. Plus, in India, small companies sell over 200,000 traps a year baited with natural compounds and, in Sri Lanka, biopesticides are sold for fruitfly and palm weevils.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (13 pp.) taken from the CD.