Obstacles and Opportunities for Diffusion of Integrated Pest Management Strategies Reported by Bolivian Small-Scale Farmers and Agronomists

Integrated pest management (IPM) with an increased used of ecological farming methods and less and safer use of pesticides offers solutions to reduce risks of developing pest resistance, human poisoning, and environmental pollution. Despite being promoted by Food and Agriculture Organization and others, it has not spread readily in low-income countries. This article presents the […]

Pesticide Residues in Commercial Lettuce, Onion, and Potato Samples From Bolivia—A Threat to Public Health?

Bolivia does not have a surveillance program for pesticide residues in food. The few published studies have suggested that pesticide contamination in food may present a public health problem. Data are lacking for all foods except tomatoes and breast milk. In this study 10 potato, 10 onion, and 10 lettuce samples from La Paz were […]

Nyt pesticidprojekt i Bolivia

Af Olaf Chresten Jensen PLAGBOL-projektgruppen PLAGBOL og Diálogos har i 15 år arbejdet for at øge viden om pesticider og alternativer blandt bønder i Bolivia med stor succes. På trods af de eksisterende internationale og nationale retningslinjer er pesticider fortsat et stort problem såvel i Bolivia som i andre udviklingslande. Det seneste PLAGBOL projekt 2014-2016 […]