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Pesticide Use In Agriculture And Its Socio- Economic Contexts, A Case Study of Panchkhal Area, Kavre, Nepal

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Karmacharya, Shrawasti



Key words:- Panchkhal, Nepal, Pesticides, Climate change, Pesticides treadmill, Aware



Abstract:- Panchkhal area is the potential area for the agricultural production and serves as pocket for the vegetables for Kathmandu valley< Nepal. So for increasing the yield, maximum percentage of farmers are using the pesticides knowingly or unknowingly, In the study site, farmers use pesticides mostly on standing crops in the field. Maximum percentage of farmer also uses the manure in their fields besides chemical pesticides. But the rate of use in the area has been increasing According to the respondents they spent low amount of money for pesticides in the beginning of their initiation of the agricultural practices since very low amount of the pesticides are used but as the time goes on the amount of the pesticides also increases due to change in climate. Maximum respondents complained about the discomforts regarding the health problems such as the respiration and the increase in the breathing rate and some have the problems of skin rashes, burns and irritation.



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