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Abstract            Volume:9  Issue-11  Year-2021         Original Research Articles

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Review of Pesticide Use in Vegetable Farms and its Consequences in Ethiopia's Central Rift Valley
Midekesa Chala*
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ambo Agricultural Research Center, P.O.Box, 37, Ambo, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Pesticide use is popular in vegetable agriculture to manage pests and pathogens, but it often comes at the expense of the environment and human health. This review study intends to contribute to a better knowledge of the influence of pesticides on the environment and humans by providing an overview of major pesticide abuse in the rift valley of Ethiopia, as well as new scientific discoveries on pesticide use and dangers. Farmers in the study areas are overusing, misusing, and abusing pesticides by indiscriminately applying pesticides in violation of scientific recommendations, storing them in an unsafe manner, and ignoring risks, safety instructions, and protective devices when applying pesticides and discarding containers. Pesticides present a number of risks, including direct effects on humans, indirect effects on food commodities, environmental impacts, surface and ground contamination, soil contamination, effect on soil fertility (beneficial soil microorganism), contamination of air, soil, non-target vegetation, and non-target organisms. Reviewing pesticide use and its impact is important for agricultural progress. The government can help by enforcing pesticide regulations, preventing illegal pesticide trade, and raising awareness about how to use pesticides safely without harming the environment or individuals.

Keywords: contamination, Misuse of pesticide, Regulation, Hazard.
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How to cite this article:

Midekesa Chala. 2021. Review of Pesticide Use in Vegetable Farms and its Consequences in Ethiopia's Central Rift Valley.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(11): 83-93
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.911.010
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