Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 4 - 2020
Handling and Disposal of Agricultural Chemicals on A2 Farms in Chirumhanzu District
Matunhu Viola*
Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
*Corresponding Author: Matunhu Viola, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
Received: January 09, 2020; Published: March 31, 2020




Abstract

This study focus on the handling and disposal of agro-chemical on 21 A2 farms in Chirumhanzu District. In the study the term farmers and farm employees are used interchangeably. The study involved farm employees on A2 farms that use agro-chemicals to enhance farm productivity. Non probability sampling techniques were employed to select the participating farms. In-depth interviews and observation where the main data collection instruments. A total of 150 respondents participated in the study. The findings of this study were that there is poor management of agro-chemicals on the farms despite the fact that most of these chemicals are carcinogens. Farm employees need to be trained on personal and public health implications of poor management of agro-chemicals. Although, most of the employees on the farms are literate, they find it difficult to understand the jargon on labels.

Keywords: A2 Farmers; Agro-Chemicals; Public Health

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Citation: Matunhu Viola. “Handling and Disposal of Agricultural Chemicals on A2 Farms in Chirumhanzu District”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.4 (2020): 82-94.

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