Strengthening Farmers’ Knowledge for Better Weed Management in Developing Countries uri icon

abstract

  • Of more than 3 billion people (nearly half of the world?s population) who live inrural areas, around 2.5 billion derive their livelihoods from agriculture (1), whichremains crucial to developing countries and their economies for meeting thedemands of affordable food, feed, energy, and the security of their populations.Approximately, three quarters of the world?s agricultural value is generated in developingcountries and, in many of these, the agriculture sector contributes as muchas 30 % to gross domestic product (GDP). It has been observed that GDP growthfrom agriculture benefits the incomes of poor people two to four times more than the

publication date

  • 2014
  • 2014