Alternatives for Reducing Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Rice Production: Case of the An Giang Province, Vietnam
This Report on Alternatives for Reducing Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) in Rice Production: Case of the An Giang Province, Vietnam by the Research Center for Rural Development, An Giang University - HCMC reveals that from only 14 active ingredients of pesticides granted registration in Vietnam in 1996, it has increased to 1,832 in 2020 and of which 104 active ingredients are HHPs. The report shares that there are policy frameworks on managing pesticides and promoting the development of agro-ecological based farming systems already in place to reduce highly hazardous pesticides application in rice production. The report also provides alternative agricultural practices as good solutions to reduce HHPs application in rice production, good farming practices including indigenous farming models to reduce pesticide use in rice production.
This project relates to Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
Special thanks to IPEN's Southeast and East Regional Coordinator Chinkie Peliño-Golle for her important contributions to the development and finalization of the project.