Considering the danger of Highly Hazardous Pesticides, especially to women farmers, the Smallscale Women Farmers Association in Nigeria (SWOFON) conducted a snapshot survey of pesticide usage among its members. The survey is aimed at evaluating the potential pesticide-related risk to women farmers as well as aiding in informed advocacy for better food and human safety policies.
This second volume of our Nigerian pesticides study provides evidence to support a process of withdrawing highly hazardous pesticides from the Nigerian market, based on their toxicity to human health and the environment, and to promote safer alternatives to chemical pesticides for crop and pest management.
Industrial agriculture is responsible for both colossal environmental and climate damage as well as global injustice. It is high time for a socially and politically oriented regulation of the agrifood industry. We hope that this atlas will stimulate a broad-based social debate on this vital topic.