Perspectives on Pests II contains profiles of research funded by DFID’s Crop Protection Programme between 2000 and 2005. The first volume, published in 2001, described the earlier research achievements on the crop pest and disease constraints that affect poor farmers and consumers. This volume focuses on the approaches used to disseminate research methods and to influence policies and/or institutions. The scene-setting introduction by Blackie and Ward (page ix) usefully draws together lessons learned from the CPP, and highlights the impact of CPP research efforts to date.
The book showcases 70 successful projects. A full listing of all projects funded by the CPP between 2000 and 2005 is also given, as well as contact information for the main organizations participating in the research.