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Farm Pesticide, Rice Production, and Human Health

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  • Jikun Huang

    () (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)

  • Fangbin

    (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)

  • Linxiu Zhang

    (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)

  • Scott Rozelle

    (University of California)

Abstract

Pesticides of various kinds have been used on a large scale in China since the 1950s to protect crops from damages inflicted by insects and diseases. Annual pesticide production reached more than 500,000 metric tons after the mid-1990s (Huang et al., 2000). China was the second largest pesticide using country in the world in the 1980s and is the largest pesticide-using country in the world in the 1990s (Wang, 1999). The overall goal of this study is to have a better understanding of both positive and negative impacts of farm pesticide use on rice production and farmer's health.
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  • Jikun Huang & Fangbin & Linxiu Zhang & Scott Rozelle, 2016. "Farm Pesticide, Rice Production, and Human Health," EEPSEA Research Report rr2016051, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), revised Apr 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:eep:report:rr2016051
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    1. Waibel, Hermann & Garming, Hildegard, 2007. "Pesticides And Farmer Health In Nicaragua: A Willingness To Pay Approach," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Göttingen 2007 7, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.
    2. Hu, Ruifa & Cai, Yaqing & Chen, Kevin Z. & Huang, Jikun, 2012. "Effects of inclusive public agricultural extension service: Results from a policy reform experiment in western China," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(4), pages 962-974.
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    19. Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Khan, 2009. "Economic Evaluation of Health Cost of Pesticide Use: Willingness to Pay Method," MPRA Paper 30178, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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