Impact of Pesticides on Farmer Health and the Rice Environment

Impact of Pesticides on Farmer Health and the Rice Environment

by Prabhu L. Pingali
     
 

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The book covers the various aspects of the use of pesticides, their behavior, degradation, and impacts in wetland ricefields, and presents the results of surveys conducted in the Philippines and Thailand. It includes both bibliographic reviews and selected aspects of the experimental results of a research project on pesticide impacts in wetland ricefields. The first

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The book covers the various aspects of the use of pesticides, their behavior, degradation, and impacts in wetland ricefields, and presents the results of surveys conducted in the Philippines and Thailand. It includes both bibliographic reviews and selected aspects of the experimental results of a research project on pesticide impacts in wetland ricefields. The first phase of the 'Pesticide Impact' project was developed in the Philippines from 1989 to 1991. It was a multidisciplinary/collaborative approach involving scientists from IRRI, NRI (England), ORSTOM (France), UPLB (Philippines) who studied the effects of pesticides on the environment and on farmers' health, and the economical aspects of their use.

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Fourteen contributions examine the environmental and health effects of pesticide use in rice crops, presenting recent findings about pesticide impact on soil, water, fauna, fish, and farmers' health. They discuss the misuse of pesticides, farmers' attitudes toward their use, and economic and regulatory roles in developing markets. The majority of contributors are from the U. of the Philippines at Los Banos, and the International Rice Research Institute. Six annotated bibliographies addressing various aspects of the subject comprise one-third of the volume. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789401042826
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Natural Resource Management and Policy Series, #7
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

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