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A Toxics-Free Future


Implementation of agronomic trials in order to create a network for the promotion and distribution of bio-pesticides based on Trichoderma harzianum in Burkina Faso.

For this project, Association pour la Recherche et la Formation en Agro-écologie (ARFA) conducted field demonstrations for farmers in Burkina Faso on the effectiveness of the fungus Trichoderma as a way to move away from the use of highly hazardous pesticides. Additionally, they shared information on the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO's) International Code of Conduct concerning the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, and distributed various information materials about non-hazardous pest control. As a result of the project, ARFA reports that farmers have a better understanding of the impact of pesticides on health and on the environment as a whole, and more willingness to use treatment products from biological sources.

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