Pesticide application

Research highlights  

  • Farmers overuse and misuse chemical pesticides in vegetable and banana farming in Nepal.  
  • Safety behaviour of farmers and retailers while handling pesticides is poor. 
  • Although retailers perceived higher pesticides threat than farmers, both are exposed to higher risks of pesticides exposure.    
  • Farmers used largest amounts of pesticides on eggplant, chilli and tomato. 
  • Education and training related to safe use of pesticides including safety behaviour is needed.  

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