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Local Knowledge of Plant Health in Bangladesh

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Focus Region:
Asia and the Pacific
Focus Topic:
Capacity Development
Knowledge Management
Type of Risk:
Biological & environmental
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk reduction/mitigation
Kelly, P.; Bentley, J.W.; Md. Harun-Ar-Rashid; Akm Murshedur Rahman

The AAS (Agricultural Advisory Society) surveyed farmer knowledge of plant health problems on behalf of the Global Plant Clinic. During three successive cropping seasons; Summer-I (Kharif-I), Summer-II (Kharif-II) and Winter (Rabi), 2004, using a novel method at 35 villages in 6 upazilas in Natore, Norsingdi and Moulvibazar districts. The survey involved 1591 farmers, including 334 women. Farmers’ assessments of the status of insect, disease and soil problems were recorded (on a scale of 0 to 5).

The survey findings are presented under the following headings:

  • Status of plant health problems
  • Local names of plant health problems
  • Farmer’s knowledge of plant health problems
  • Use of pesticides
  • History of pesticide application
  • Farmer innovations for pest management

This document requires some minor editorial amendments and will be added shortly, in the meantime, please contact the Global Plant Clinic for more details.