Updated May 15, 2019

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Rodent Control System in Rice

Part of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Rodent Control System in Rice

ipmil.cired.vt.edu
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Amer Fayad

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

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Implemented In:

Cambodia

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Problem

Rodents cause serious damage to rice production in Cambodia

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Solution

Trapping system reduces access of rats to rice fields and therefore reduce damage to rive production

Target Beneficiaries

Medium and small holder farmers

Innovation Description

For control of rats in rice fields in Cambodia, a plastic barrier is set up around the field. At strategic locations, holes are made in the plastic and rattraps are set up inside the field. Rats that attempt to enter the field from outside through the holes get trapped.

Competitive Advantage

Environmentally safe

Milestones

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New Country Implemented In
Cambodia