Failure of integrated pest management

Other Names:
Failure of IPM in developing countries
Non-transferability of IPM to small scale farming

While integrated pest management (IPM) has worked in developed countries, it has not produced the same results in developing countries. The reasons for its failure in developing countries include problems with extension methods, lack of farmer co-operation, funding, government direction and even conspiracies involving the pesticide industry. In this respect IPM is a product of agricultural industrialization, successful in context of large-scale industrial farming but unsuitable for resource-poor farmers operating on a relatively small scale.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST