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Productivity of Pesticides in Vegetable Farming in Nepal

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  • Ratna Kumar Jha

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  • Adhrit Prasad Regmi

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This paper examines the effectiveness of damage control mechanisms to reduce crop losses from agricultural pests. It uses data from a sample of Cole crop (Cauliflower and Cabbage) growing households in the Bhaktapur district of Nepal to study the impact of pesticides on agriculture production.

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  • Ratna Kumar Jha & Adhrit Prasad Regmi, 2010. "Productivity of Pesticides in Vegetable Farming in Nepal," Working Papers id:2376, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2376
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    Keywords

    Marginal productivity; crop; Pesticide Productivity; Cole Crop; Damage Control; FFS; farmers; field; school; vegetable; farming; developing countries; agriculture production; nepal; agricultural pests; households; pesticide; profit-maximizing; India; education;

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