The rise and demise of integrated pest management in rice in Indonesia

Craig Carpenter Thorburn

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    Indonesia's 11 year (1989-1999) National Integrated Pest Management Program was a spectacularly successful example of wide-scale adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) principles and practice in a developing country. This program introduced the innovative Farmer Field School model of agro-ecosystem-based experiential learning, subsequently adapted to different crops and agricultural systems in countries throughout the world. Since the termination of the program in 1999, Indonesia has undergone profound changes as the country enters a new era of democratic reform. Government support for the national IPM program has wavered during this period, and pesticide producers and traders have taken advantage of the policy vacuum to mount an aggressive marketing campaign in the countryside. These factors have contributed to a reappearance of the pesticide-induced resurgent pest problems that led to the establishment of the National IPM Program in the first place. (c) 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)381 - 408
    Number of pages28
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • Indonesia
    • Insecticide-induced resurgence
    • integrated pest management (IPM)
    • Nilaparvata lugens stal
    • rice
    • Rice brown planthopper (BPH)

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