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Title: THE MANAGEMENT OF POPS (PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS) PESTICIDES IN NEPAL: FOCUS ON DHADING DISTRICT
Authors: SHOBHA KUMARI YADAV
Keywords: Pesticides
Persistent Organic Pollutants
Environmental effects
Enforcement
Integrated Pest Management
Organic farming
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: SHOBHA KUMARI YADAV (2006). THE MANAGEMENT OF POPS (PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS) PESTICIDES IN NEPAL: FOCUS ON DHADING DISTRICT. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Agriculture is the major livelihood option for the Nepali population. Farmers use pesticides as a major weapon to suppress various pest attacks, the use of which has increased in recent years due to increase in commercial farming. This has resulted in its indiscriminate use giving rise to several problems. Farmers have little or no knowledge of pesticides and their uses, as a result of which, general precautionary measures are also lacking. Since 2001, Nepal has banned all the POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) pesticides such as DDT, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin, Chlordane, Heptachlor, Toxaphene and Mirex. However, due to transboundary movement and illegal import, some of the banned pesticides are still found in local markets. But, as data is not always available, it is difficult to predict the trend of import and use of pesticides. The enforcement of pesticide regulations is poor. Government confronts numerous constraints in terms of lack of qualified and trained personnel as well as the technical capacities in pesticide management. These areas need to be substantially strengthened for the Government to be able to undertake its mandate to effectively implement the regulations relating to the production, importation, distribution and safe use of pesticides. There is need for the government to give emphasis on research and training activities related to Integrated Pest Management. This could be achieved with strong coordination between different stakeholders such as government and non-government organizations that are participating in the agriculture research and development
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/150017
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