Journal article

Hazardous pesticides in developing countries: A case study of Zambia, Africa

J Gilbreath, A Steinemann

Environmental Practice | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2000


The article examines the environmental, public health, and management problems associated with developing countries' use of hazardous pesticides. Results from an in-depth case study of Zambia, Africa, provide insights from rural farmers and government officials, and reveal the economic, political, and social factors entangled with the environmental and human health risks of pesticides. The study suggests that problems will intensify unless the incentives, practices, and regulations concerning hazardous pesticides are reformed. Recommended reforms include stronger international and national regulatory systems that emphasize improved risk communication, and culturally sensitive training progra..

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