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Jorani and the green vegetable bugs

 

This book is for primary school children for use in the ‘Life Skills’ part of the Cambodian School curriculum. It will teach children about integrated pest management (IPM) in crops and the positive impact on the environment. IPM is aimed at reducing pesticide use, which will benefit the environment and human health. Children are very good at understanding environmental issues like this and take the messages home to their parents. This story, set in the village of Samlaut in north-western Cambodia, is about using IPM for soybean and other crops to reduce the need for pesticides to control insects.