Post-graduate Diploma


Ti: Agrochemicals; ecological consequences and alternatives in Sudan Environment
Au: Izat Mirghani Taha
Loc: UNEP/UNESCO/ TU Dresden, Germany, 1988
 
Ab: Looking at the rapidly spreading use of fertilizers and pesticides in developing countries, the agricultural expert sees the enormous increases in yields these substances can provide in a still hungry world. The natural scientists see the rapidly plants and the water quality deterioration. They also see the increasing resistance of pests to pesticides, new outbreaks created by unintended death natural enemies and contaminated soils and water supplies. The medical worker sees the health risks in direct exposure to workers in the fields and to consumers see the ceiling costs of agriculture production. And me in this paper strive to see them all.
In the first part the paper reflects some of the economic and ecological consequences these chemicals are likely to produce and towards the end it suggest some alternatives and recommendations based on pest management for agriculture. It is a diversified approach to minimize pest problems, towards conservation of the variety of local genetic resources to result in a more diet and more efficiency in the use of environment