Pesticide risk behaviors and factors influencing pesticide use among farmers in Kuwait.

@article{Jallow2017PesticideRB,
  title={Pesticide risk behaviors and factors influencing pesticide use among farmers in Kuwait.},
  author={Mustapha F. A. Jallow and Dawood G. Awadh and Mohammed S. Albaho and Vimala Y. Devi and Binson M. Thomas},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2017},
  volume={574},
  pages={
          490-498
        }
}
The widespread overuse of pesticides in agriculture has generated increasing concerns about the negative effects of pesticides on human health and the environment. Understanding farmers' perceptions of risk of pesticides and the determinants of pesticide overuse is important to modifying their behavior towards reducing pesticide use. A survey of 250 randomly selected smallholder vegetable farmers in Kuwait was conducted to quantify the extent of pesticide use, their pesticide risk perceptions… CONTINUE READING