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Health Costs And Externalities Of Pesticide Use In Locust And Grasshopper Control In The Sahel


  • Houndekon, Victorin A.
  • De Groote, Hugo


To evaluate the economic cost of classical chemical control of locusts, externalities of chemical pesticides in the Sahel are estimated through a farmer survey. The costs of human health, losses in domestic animals and of destroying obsolete pesticides are estimated at $4 per treated ha for chemical control.

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  • Houndekon, Victorin A. & De Groote, Hugo, 1998. "Health Costs And Externalities Of Pesticide Use In Locust And Grasshopper Control In The Sahel," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20966, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea98:20966

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    1. Hugo De Groote & Orou-Kobi Douro-Kpindou & Zakaria Ouambama & Comlan Gbongboui & Dieter Müller & Serge Attignon & Chris Lomer, 2001. "Assessing the feasibility of biological control of locusts and grasshoppers in West Africa: Incorporating the farmers' perspective," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 18(4), pages 413-428, December.


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