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.

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International Journal of Technology and Development Studies
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Quartz, J. (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