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  • Despite of chemicals and pesticides contribute increasing crop's yields and controlling crop's diseases and pest, uncontrolled and unexamined chemicals and pesticides impact the environment with degradation of farming land, pesticide residue and Human health hazards. When farmers utilized chemicals and pesticides with incorrectly ways, health problems and diseases would be occur, beside, the pesticide residue on vegetables, paddy, corns and fruits negatively influence not only to human health, but also to wild life and livestock. Could we find the sustainable approach to tackle with the misuse and overuse chemicals and pesticides or reduction using of them? Should we make the ecosystem more healthy? On the other hand, duration of the past thousand years, people employ indigenous knowledge and natural materials to management crops. Scientists and researchers find that is efficient in controlling pests and diseases, otherwise nearly zero no harm substance comes into environment. So it is very important to collect, classify and disseminate indigenous approach in agriculture, forestry, agroforestry and relevant industry. The brochure introduction of Chinese indigenous pesticides procedures of collecting, processing, usage and effectiveness evaluation may contribute to the movement of reducing pesticides utilization. We definitely hope the brochure enhancing the protection of traditional indigenous approach and knowledge. We are very appreciated our donor, World Agroforestry Centre china program (ICRAF) and the help from organizations Pesticde Eco-Alternatives Center (PEAC), EcoWomen

publication date

  • 2007