Besting pests

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

The World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a couple of other UN bodies have launched a global integrated pest management facility to reduce excessive and costly pesticide use which threatens both human health and environment (Pesticide News, No 28).

The pilot projects under the new programme will focus on vegetable production in Kenya, cotton in Zimbabwe and China and rice in Madagascar.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.