Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Center

India

Abstract

This project researched stakeholder knowledge about pesticides in Himachal Pradesh, as well as pesticide use on farms in the region. We documented perceptions of farmers, government officials, and vendors, investigated relevant policies, documented application practices, and applied a method to test for chemicals in market produce. Our findings indicated the presence of pesticides on sampled fruit and vegetables, many of which have been banned in other countries. Moreover, farmers were not always aware of dangers and regulations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

India

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