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Scientific Papers

  Scaling up the IPM Movement Russ Dilts 2001. Scaling up the IPM Movement. LEISA  Magazine 17-3, pp 18-21 [1 pdf file, 4 pages, 485 Kb]
  Improving Local Cultivation of Soybean in Indonesia through Farmer's Experiments H. Van Den Berg and A.S. Lestari 2001. Improving Local Cultivation of Soybean in Indonesia through Farmer's Experiments. Expl Agric. 37:183-193 [1 pdf file, 11 pages, 172 Kb]
  Insect Pest Management in Tropical Asian Irrigated Rice Matteson, P.C. 2000. Insect Pest Management in Tropical Asian Irrigated Rice. Annual Review of Entomology 45:549-574. Click here to read the paper on-line, or click on the title above to download the file [1 pdf file, 26, pages, 105 Kb]
  Beyond the Farmer Field School: IPM and Empowerment in Indonesia Ooi, P. A. C. 1998. Beyond the Farmer Field School: IPM and Empowerment in Indonesia. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Gatekeeper Series No. 78. London. 16 pp. (Originally presented at the International Conference of IPM - Theory and Practice, Developing Sustainable Agriculture, Guangzhou, China June 15 - 20, 1998) [1 pdf file, 16 pages, 63 Kb]
  Science and Farmers: IPM by Farmers Ooi, P. A. C. 1999. Science and Farmers: IPM by Farmers. In Sivapragasam et al (Eds.) Plant Protection in the Tropics, Tropical plant protection in the information age. Proceedings of the MAPPS Fifth International Conference. pp.57-60. [1 pdf file, 4 pages, 25 Kb]
  Managing Tropical Rice Pests Through Conservation of Generalist Natural Enemies and Alternative Prey Settle, W.H. et al. 1996. Managing Tropical Rice Pests Through Conservation of Generalist Natural Enemies and Alternative Prey. Ecology, 77(7): 1975-1988 [1 pdf file, 15 pages, 177 Kb]
  ICT and IPM Bartlett, A.P. 2002. ICT and IPM. In Farmers, FAO and Field School: Bringing IPM to the grass roots in Asia. Food and Agriculture Organisation Farmers, in press. [1 pdf file, 13 pages, 63 Kb]
  Toxic Trail documentation
  Death in Small Doses A comprehensive look at the pesticide problem in Cambodia. This report includes details of the pesticides which are being used, the dangers which they create, and the alternatives which are available. Produced by the Environmental Justice Foundation, January 2002. Click here to go to the EJF website where this report can be downloaded [1 pdf file, 41 pages, 1.83 Mb]
  Situation Analysis: Farmers Awareness and Perceptions of the effect of pesticides on their health Pan Sodavy, Mam Sitha, Robert Nugent and Helen Murphy, for the FAO Community IPM Programme, 2000. This study, carried out by IPM farmers and trainers, indicated that more than half of vegetable farmers in Cambodia are using chemicals classified as extremely and highly hazardous (WHO categories Ia and Ib). More than a third of these farmers report symptoms of moderate or severe poisoning. [1 pdf file, 16 pages, 79 Kb]
  Relationship of pesticide spraying to signs and symptoms in Indonesian farmers Misa Kishi, Norbert Hirschhorn,, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health, 1995. This study showed that 21% of spray operations by Indonesian rice farmers resulted in three or more symptoms of pesticide poisoning. In other words, acute poisoning is part of normal farming practice not an occasional or accidental event. [1 pdf file, 10 pages, 122 Kb]
  Health Effects of Pesticide Use Among Indonesian Women Farmers, Part 1: Exposure and Acute Effects Helen Murphy, Arik Sanusi, Russ Dilts, et. al. published in the Journal of Agromedicine. 1999. This study demonstrated that women vegetable farmers in Sumatra use pesticides in a highly unsafe manner. The report has a large number of tables and photos which clearly show the appalling manner in which pesticides are stored and applied. [1 pdf file, 25 pages, 536 Kb]
  Farmer Self-Surveillance of Pesticide Poisoning Episodes Carried out by a group of farmers from Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam, and translated by the FAO Community IPM Programme, 2000. The data in this report, collected over a one month period, demonstrates the extent to which action research by farmers can play an important part in rural community development. [1 pdf file, 9 pages, 315 Kb]
  The Health Effects of Pesticide Use: Methods to Conduct Community Studies With School Age Children Helen Murphy for the FAO Community IPM Programme, 1997. These materials and exercises will help school children understand the dangers of pesticide use. The author is interviewed about her work during the Toxic Trail Documentary. [1 pdf file, 37 pages, 128 Kb]
  Acute Pesticide Poisoning: A Major Global Health Problem J. Jeyaratnam, for World Health Statistics Quarterly,1990. One of the few attempts to make a global estimates of acute pesticide poisoning. After comparing official reports to self-reported cases in a number of Asian countries, the author concludes that "it is estimated that there could be as many as 25 million agricultural workers in the developing world suffering an episode of poisoning each year".[1 pdf file, 8 pages, 40 Kb]
  Claim No Easy Victories: Evaluating the Pesticide Industry's Global Safe Use Campaign
Douglas L. Murray and Peter Leigh Taylor, published in World Development, 2000. This paper questions the effectiveness and motivation of the industry campaign and concludes that "The industry must recognise that engaging their critics more seriously may be the only way to achieve meaningful changes and resolution of the pesticide problem. This will require a serious re-evaluation of current efforts to downplay the problem and cast it in terms of faulty rationality or erroneous perception". [1 pdf file, 15 pages, 117 Kb]