A survey has recently been conducted with 300 vegetables farmers in 20 communes within Thanh Tri, Gia Lam, Chuong My districts, Hanoi. According to the survey, 90% farmers who were asked said that there is no need to use a lot of pesticides in order to achieve high production yields; nearly 100% farmers understood that using high volume of pesticides does harm to environment, to producers and consumers.
At the Vegetables Study Sharing-Results Workshop yesterday, Mr. Nguyen Tuan Khanh – Director of Dang Xa Agriculture Services Cooperative, Gia Lam district, a famous place for safe vegetables, also shared his thought: “Vegetables farmers nowadays tend to use biological pesticides which are less poisonous. However, there still remain a small number of farmers using highly-poisonous pesticides due to the fact that they are not fully aware of the effects and still use them as a habit.”
The results of the survey showed that there has been positive change in the vegetables farmers’ practices, heading towards high-quality agriculture products and helping to address the food safety concern.
The survey is part of the collaboration between Rikolto International and KU Leuven University, Belgium