First NameClevo
Last NameWilson
Emailclevo.wilson@qut.edu.au
Supervisor NameProfessor Felix Fitzroy
UniversityUniversity of St Andrews
CountryUnited Kingdom
Keywordsagricultural practices, chemical, pesticides, technology, recorded spectacular growth
Publication Date2 October, 2015
DegreePhD
DomainEconomics

COST AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PESTICIDES

Abstract

Modem commercial agricultural practices involving chemical inputs such as fertilisers and pesticides have been associated with huge increases in food production never witnessed before, and in the case of cereal production (especially wheat) under Green Revolution technology, recorded spectacular growth. As statistics show, production and productivity have increased. However, the high chemical usage of fertilizers and pesticides used to bring about these increases in food production are not without problems.

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