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A Review on Status of Pesticides Use in Nepal

Author Affiliations

  • 1Freelancer in Public Health and Environment, Kathmandu, NEPAL
  • 2Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINA
  • 3Himalayan Environment Research Institute (HERI), Kathmandu, NEPAL
  • 4Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 1-4, March,8 (2015)

Abstract

Pesticides are used for increasing the agricultural productivity and safeguarding the public health. This paper analyses the trend of pesticide import, formulation and consumption in Nepal. Moreover, quantity of pesticide used per hectare of agriculture field in Nepal has been compared with other countries of the world and banned pesticides in Nepal have been reported along with their hazard level. Results show an increasing trend of pesticide consumption for agricultural purposes. Fungicides are the major form of pesticide used in the country.

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