Escaping the Pesticide Trap: Non-Pesticide Management in India Ingredients for Success. The Crisis: The Beginnings. Cotton production spread among small farms as a cash crop. Cotton required chemical insecticides and fertilizers: new to these farmers!
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(b) guaranteed purchase of cotton crop (c) provided information
about use from multinational corporate suppliers.
dealers required full debt repayment if they stopped buying.
cow dung and urine to repel pests.
trained women in several thousand other villages to use NPM.
stopped buying insecticides.
which prevent development of resistance by pests.
protect stored grains from pest insects.
the face of unexpected challenges.
farmers to pay off debts and achieve financial resilience.
women in self-help groups across the region.
village water & setting up a cotton gin to boost income.