Farmer participatory experiments in pest management
A ‘demand-led and support’ model was seen as an effective entry point in developing a participatory land use planning process, initiated by stakeholder involvement. The approach provided decision-making support and encouraged the collaborative management of natural resources. The community enthusiastically received the scheme. Eighteen months after its initiation, 35 projects were operating independently. The transfer of coordination to a local NGO demonstrated the success of the approach. Proposals to establish a small revolving fund to support further initiatives were made.