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Motivations behind farmers’ pesticide use in Bangladesh rice farming

Robinson, E. J. Z., Das, S. R. and Chancellor, T. B. C. (2007) Motivations behind farmers’ pesticide use in Bangladesh rice farming. Agriculture and Human Values, 24 (3). pp. 323-332. ISSN 0889-048X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s10460-007-9071-3


This paper addresses the motivations behind farmers’ pesticide use in two regions of Bangladesh. The paper considers farmers’ knowledge of arthropods and their perceptions about pests and pest damage, and identifies why many farmers do not use recommended pest management practices. We propose that using the novel approach of classifying farmers according to their motivations and constraints rather than observed pesticide use can improve training approaches and increase farmers’ uptake and retention of more appropriate integrated pest management technologies.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:31588

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