This article outlines the emergence of Non-pesticidal Management (NPM) in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. By tracing the historical development of NPM since the late 1980s, I aim at demonstrating how the project developed in the (Gandhian) tradition of performing creative dissent with science and technology - a method which combines creative work with (activist) dissent. I address how scientists and activists used the method to generate alternative pest management practices that could help marginal farmers to better cope with their vulnerable livelihood conditions.

Agriculture, Civil society, Creative dissent, India, Non-pesticidal management, Social movements
International Journal of Technology and Development Studies
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Quartz, J.G.U. (2010). Creative dissent with technoscience in India: The case of non-pesticidal management (NPM) in Andra Pradesh. International Journal of Technology and Development Studies, 1(1), 55–92. Retrieved from