Khan, Muhammad and Husnain, Muhammad Iftikhar Ul and Akram, Naeem and Padda, Ihtsham Ul Haq (2009): Assessing farmer’s Pesticide Safety Knowledge in cotton growing area of Punjab, Pakistan.
Download (829Kb) | Preview
A pesticide safety knowledge test was developed to assess farmer’s knowledge related to pesticide safety. Yes-No (true-false) type 25 item, test, was constructed and used in a sample of 162 pesticide applicator in two districts of southern Punjab Pakistan. The overall mean score was 17.2(72%). More educated and adult respondents performed better than younger and illiterate. Similarly large land holder scored higher than small landholders, indicating their more access to information and extension. Overall ten Items received less than 50% correct response. The result shows that farmers have reasonably good knowledge but it still has to see, to what extent that knowledge is being used practically. It could possibly be the future research topic.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Assessing farmer’s Pesticide Safety Knowledge in cotton growing area of Punjab, Pakistan|
|English Title:||Assessing farmer’s Pesticide Safety Knowledge in cotton growing area of Punjab, Pakistan|
|Keywords:||Health cost, Environmental cost, Pesticide knowledge, pesticide safety|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q50 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q57 - Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecology
|Depositing User:||Muhammad Khan Muhammad khan Bhatti|
|Date Deposited:||13. Jul 2009 12:57|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 10:22|
Agriculture census 2000. Procedure and data tables Punjab. Statistics division, Agriculture census organization Lahore, Pakistan
Al-Saleh, I. A. (1994). “Pesticides: A Review Article”, Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology, Vol. 13, No. 3, Pg. 151-56.
Antle, J. M. and P. L. Pingali (1994). ‘Pesticides, Productivity, and Farmer Health: A Philippine Case Study’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 76: 418-430.
Buckley NA, Karalliedde L, Dawson A, Senanayake N & Eddleston M (2004). “Where is the evidence for the management of pesticide poisoning – is clinical toxicology fiddling while the developing world burns”? Journal of Toxicology. Clinical Toxicology 42, 1–4.
Dasgupta S, Meisner C (2005).”Health effects and pesticide perception as determinants of pesticide use: Evidence from Bangladesh World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3776, November 2005
Eddleston M (2000). “Patterns and problems of deliberate self poisoning in the developing world”. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 93, 715–731.
Finance Division. 2008. Economic survey 2007-2008, Government of Pakistan economic adviser’s wing, Islamabad Pakistan.
Forget, G. (1991). “Pesticides and the third world”, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Vol.32, Pg. 11-13
Gunnell D & Eddleston M (2003) “Suicide by intentional ingestion of pesticides: a continuing tragedy in developing countries”. International Journal of Epidemiology 32, 902–909.
Huang, Et al(2003).”Farm Pesticide, Rice Production, and Human Health” Research Reports http://220.127.116.11/publications/research1/ACF268.html
Ibitayo.O (2006). Egyptian Farmers’ Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Agricultural Pesticides: Implications for Pesticide Risk Communication. Risk Analysis, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2006
Koh, D., & Jeyaratnam, J. (1996). Pesticides hazards in developing countries. Science of the Total Environment 188(Suppl. 1), S78–S85.
McCauley L. A., Shapiro S. E., Scherer J. A., Lasarev M. R. (2004). “Assessing Pesticide Safety Knowledge Among Hispanic Migrant Farm workers in Oregon: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health Vol. 10(3): 177-186
Phillips MR, Li X & Zhang Y (2002a). “Suicide rates in China, 1995–99.” Lancet 359, 835–840.
National fertilizer development center 2002. “Pesticide use survey report 2002”, Islamabad Pakistan.