Creative dissent with technoscience in India: The case of non-pesticidal management (NPM) in Andra Pradesh
International Journal of Technology and Development Studies , Volume 1 - Issue 1 p. 55- 92
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|
|Organisation||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 http://hdl.handle.net/1765/89036