The Bureau of Agricultural Research published this book to: raise the profile of Palayamanan among farmers, communities, and local governments; document the process of bringing Palayaman to the communities more effectively; share the newly developed sustainable pest management options for popular vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants, crucifiers, and onions for adaptation or adoption by farmers; and lastly, enhance the skills of implementers and facilitators in implementing IPM with farmers from the wholistic perspective of pest management.
This book comprises of research works of several scientists and development workers from different foreign and local institutions in the agricultural field. It includes: Securing food and enabling farmers towards a profitable rice-based farming system; Farmers matter: the need for farmer education; Successes in vegetable IPM in the region and lessons for the Philippines; Practical experiences in advancing IPM in non-rice food crops in Southeast Asia; Integrated disease management in vegetable production; Grafting techniques for tomato and pepper under rice-based cropping system; Managing weeds from a farming systems perspective; Helping farmers to save local vegetable seeds; and A public-private partnership approach to horticultural extension: The use of East West Seed Company, Inc.
To read more about thess topics, you may visit the Knowledge Resource Center of the Agricultural Training Institute in Diliman, Quezon City. The center is open Mondays to Fridays, from 8:00 to 5:00 pm except on holidays.