This is the second blog out of two where we will learn about rodent characteristics in four villages in Madhya Pradesh, India. In the previous blog we learned about the rodent species in 4 villages in Madhya Pradesh and how these small mammals damage crops at an average 25%. In this post, we will dive deeper into rodent management options. Seeking to understand the traditional systems and how Ecologically-Based Rodent Management (EBRM) methods could be integrated and by who.
But, before we dive in, let us first sketch a picture of the cultural beliefs and perceptions around rodents and rodent control behaviours. Since an understanding of these is crucial in order to implement management changes to more environmentally friendly practices.