a growing threat to our livelihoods. The problems that rats cause
are most acute in tropical developing countries such as Bangladesh.
This website is about a research
project that is attempting to scale up appropriate rodent management
technologies and strategies that can be sustainably and cost-effectively
implemented by rural communities in Bangladesh.
Information on this website will
tell you a bit about rats, the problems they cause and how ecologically-based
rodent management can succeed in environments where the use of
rat poisons (rodenticides) have failed.
Progress about the project, its
activities and achievements will be regularly posted here. Links
to other relevant information, publications and rodent information
can be found here too.
This project has received funding from the Research Into Use programme
of the UK Department for International Development. Further information
on these programmes is available from the RIU
website and the DFID
website. The project is operational over three years (July
2008 to June 2011).