- University of Southern Denmark
- Environmental Science, Health, Medicine and Nursing, Agriculture, Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture
- Material Type:
- Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Graduate / Professional, Career / Technical, Adult Education
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
- English, Spanish
- Media Formats:
- Downloadable docs, Video
Introduction to pesticides
Health effects of pesticides
Accessibility of pesticides
Handling of pesticides
Prevention of pesticide poisonings
Internship Project Paper: How can improper pesticide practices be changed? - A public health reflection on health communication interventions on the pesticide problem in Bolivia
Introduction to Pesticides (5 videos, factsheets and project paper)
The educational material consists of an introduction to the pesticide problematic together with five themes that illustrate different aspects of the problematic. Below you find video-clips from Bolivia that visualizes and concretizes the theme described in the fact sheet (downloadable PDF), including study questions that encourage the students to reflect upon the theme presented in the educative videos as well as in the fact sheet. Furthermore each fact sheet contains a reference list1 and grey boxes in the text with suggestions for further reading on the themes.
Videos - Pesticides in Agriculture, produced by Plagbol and Dialogos, bolivian and danish NGO
Suicides are the most prevalent cause of deaths from pesticide poisoning. They are easily accessible due to lack of control with sales and improper storage which makes them popular for self-harm actions. In the video the problematic is presented by a provider of pesticides, a farmer and a doctor.
To prevent pesticide poisonings among farmworkers ecological alternatives to pesticides are presented and the strategic of farmers education and information to the general public.
Pregnant women, pesticide provider and doctor tell about their experiences with pesticide poisoning symptoms in the field and in the hospital.
Farmer and agronomist tell about the level of pesticide knowledge among farmers in Bolivia.
Doctors tell about control with pesticide import and sales and illegal pesticides as a reason for pesticide poisonings.