Agriculture and health inter-sectorial research process to reduce hazardous pesticide health impacts among smallholder farmers in the Andes

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dc.contributor.author Cole, Donald C.
dc.contributor.author Orozco, Fadya
dc.contributor.author Pradel, Willy
dc.contributor.author Suquillo, Jovanny
dc.contributor.author Mera, Xavier
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-22T13:22:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-22T13:22:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Cole, D. C., Orozco, F., Pradel, W., Suquillo, J., Mera, X., Chacon, A., … Leah, J. (2011). An agriculture and health inter-sectorial research process to reduce hazardous pesticide health impacts among smallholder farmers in the Andes. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 11(Suppl 2):S6. doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-S2-S6 en
dc.identifier.issn 1472-698X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48572
dc.description Authors are also recipients of the Teasdale-Corti grant (103460-068) en
dc.description.abstract Work with multiple actors is needed to shift agriculture away from pesticide use, and towards greater sustainability and human health, particularly for vulnerable smallholder farmers. This research in potato and vegetable farming communities in the Andean highlands worked with partners from various sectors over several projects. Increased involvement in organic agriculture was associated with greater household food security and food sovereignty. More diversified, moderately developed agricultural systems had lower pesticide use and better child nutrition. The Ecuadorian Ministry of Health has rolled out pesticide poisoning surveillance modeled on this research. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (6 p.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BioMed Central, London, GB en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
dc.subject ECUADOR en
dc.subject HEALTH RISKS en
dc.subject SMALLHOLDER FARMERS en
dc.subject GENDER ROLES en
dc.subject LIVELIHOODS en
dc.subject OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS en
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES en
dc.subject PESTICIDES en
dc.subject ORGANIC FARMING en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject ANDES en
dc.subject SOUTH AMERICA en
dc.title Agriculture and health inter-sectorial research process to reduce hazardous pesticide health impacts among smallholder farmers in the Andes en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 101810
idrc.project.number 104317
idrc.project.componentnumber 104317001
idrc.project.title Healthy and Sustainable Horticulture Production in the Central Andes en
idrc.project.title Human Health and Changes in Potato Production Technology (Ecuador) - Phase II en
idrc.copyright.holder Cole et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal BMC International Health and Human Rights


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