Education not curbing use of pesticides: study

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Education not curbing use of pesticides: study

Post by juansweetpotato » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:49 am

Education not curbing use of pesticides: study
And according to the report, “pesticide use was 251% higher when the farmer sought advice from pesticide shopkeepers”, but “45% lower when the farmer sought advice from friends or neighbors”.
The use of pesticides decreases by 42 percent when women are in charge, according to the study, and about 38 percent of farm managers are female in Cambodia and Laos.

But Touch Van, a researcher with the department of agronomy and soil science at the University of New England in Australia, who was not involved in the study, said that household obligations often prevented women from receiving training.

He said that most agriculture NGOs “don’t have a strategy plan . . . to encourage more women to attend the training.” This needed to be changed, he said.

“Men attend the training, but women go to the market to buy pesticides. Where do women receive information from? Mostly from traders who sell the pesticides,” he said.
Ministry of Health spokesman Ly Sovann said his ministry was working together with the Ministry of Agriculture to spread knowledge about varied health risks but directed further questions to the Ministry of Agriculture. Lor Raksmey, Agriculture Ministry spokesman, did not reply to a request for comment as of press time.

Van pointed out that although the Ministry of Agriculture should in theory be responsible for capacity building, in practice the duty has fallen to NGOs. ... ides-study
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Re: Education not curbing use of pesticides: study

Post by michael.stewart1 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:23 am

Me and my girlfriend are planning to open a shop to sell goods to farmers. I was planning to produce fertilizers and homemade pesticides to the farmers. Looks like I will not be able to sell Tzarbo to farmers
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