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dc.contributor.authorSonwa, D.J.
dc.contributor.authorCoulibaly, O.
dc.contributor.authorAdesina, A.A.
dc.contributor.authorWeise, S.F.
dc.contributor.authorTchatat, M.
dc.identifier.citationSonwa, D.J., Coulibaly, O., Adesina, A.A., Weise, S.F. & Tchatat, M. (2004). Integrated pest management in cocoa agroforests in southern Cameroon: constraints and overview. Integrated Pest Management Reviews, 7(3), 191-199.
dc.description.abstractImports of pesticides have long been subsidised for use in the cocoa agroforests of the humid forest zone of southern Cameroon. With the liberalisation of the cocoa and pesticides sectors and the devaluation of the local currency (CFA franc), farmers are facing fluctuations in the price paid for cocoa and the high cost of farm inputs. Without the support of the extension services, they themselves have developed traditional integrated control methods based on the use of plant extracts mixed with conventional pesticides. From a survey of 300 cocoa farmers, the study assesses the farmers' command of these methods, the pests controlled, the problems encountered and the institutional constraints in the definition and dissemination of integrated control methods. The study concludes with recommendations for research and development towards the better definition and dissemination of integrated control methods
dc.description.abstractLes pesticides ont e ́télongtemps subventionne ́s de l’importation aux applications dans les agroforeˆts cacaode la zone de foreˆt humide du Sud-Cameroun. Avec la libe ́ralisation des filie`rescacao et pesticides et lade ́valuation du franc CFA, les paysans font face aux fluctuations des prix d’achat du cacao et du cou e ́leve ́des intrants agricoles. Sans l’appui des services d’encadrements, ils ont de ́veloppe ́eux eˆmes des me ́thodestraditionnelles de lutte inte ́gre ́e base ́e sur l’utilisation des extraits de plantes me ́lange ́s aux pesticides con-ventionnelles. Partie d’une enqueˆte aupre`s de 300 cacaoculteurs, l’e ́tude e ́value le degre ́de maıˆtrise des cesme ́thodes, les pestes controˆle ́es, les difficulte ́s rencontre ́es et les contraintes institutionnelles dans la de ́finition et la diffusion des me ́thodes de lutte inte ́gre ́e. L’e ́tude se termine par des commandations en matie`rede recherche-devellopement pour une bonne de ́finition et diffusion des me ́thodes de lutte inte ́gre ́e.
dc.subjectTheobroma Cacao
dc.subjectHumid Zones
dc.subjectIndigenous Knowledge
dc.subjectIntegrated Pest Management
dc.titleIntegrated pest Management in cocoa agroforest in Southern Cameroon: constraints and overview
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Bonn
cg.contributor.affiliationThe Rockefeller Foundation
cg.contributor.affiliationInstitut de Recherche Agricole pour le Développement, Cameroon
cg.coverage.regionCentral Africa
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.iitasubjectKnowledge Management
cg.iitasubjectPests Of Plants
cg.iitasubjectPlant Health
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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