Características de los sistemas de tecnología en agricultores para el manejo de agroquímicos: Salud y moral ecológica durante la producción de hortalizas

Translated title of the contribution: Characteristics of technology systems in farmers for the management of agrochemicals: Ecological health and morale during vegetable production

León Nelva, Villanueva María Elena

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Abstract

The objective was to describe and analyze the use of agrochemicals, health risks and ecological morale of Arequipa farmers. Methods: Mixed approach, applying in-depth interviews, observation and surveys. 338 farmers participated. Variables managed: characteristics of farmers, handling of agrochemicals, health aspects, protection and environmental morale. Results. There are differences in the pesticides used. 50.5%, 56.4% and 42.9% in Zamácola, Tiabaya and Uchumayo use metamidophos 600 g / l (Monitor®) and in Chilina, Sachaca, Uchumayo, Sabandía and Characato they apply metamidophos 500 g / l (Tamarón®) by 50%, 41.7% 42.9%, 48.3% and 40%. 71% use synthetic fertilizers. 42% get constantly sick. They suffer from depression, gastritis, they have mink problems, skin irritations and they report that they know cases of acute poisoning. 60% mention that there are risks in its use. Conclusion: Farmers are increasingly oriented to the use of agrochemicals, even knowing that these affect their health and environment.

Translated title of the contributionCharacteristics of technology systems in farmers for the management of agrochemicals: Ecological health and morale during vegetable production
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)178-191
Number of pages14
JournalRISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao
Volume2020
Issue numberE31
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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