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Why farmers continue to use pesticides despite environmental, health and sustainability costs

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  1. Suresh, A. & Jha, G.K. & Raghav, S. & Supriya, P. & Lama, A. & Punera, B. & Kumar, R. & Handral, A.R. & Sethy, J.P. & Gidey, R.G. & Sebastian, J. & Uprety, P. & Raghavendra, K.J. & Ravindra, 2015. "Food Safety Concerns of Consumers: A Case Study of Pesticide Residues on Vegetables in Delhi," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 28(Conferenc).
  2. Danne, Michael & Mußhoff, Oliver & Schulte, Michael, 2018. "Analysing the importance of glyphosate as part of agricultural srategies: A discrete choice experiment," DARE Discussion Papers 1802, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (DARE).
  3. Adélaïde Fadhuile & Stéphane Lemarié & Alain Pirotte, 2016. "Disaggregating the Demand for Pesticides: Does it Matter?," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 64(2), pages 223-252, June.
  4. Jacquet, Florence & Butault, Jean-Pierre & Guichard, Laurence, 2011. "An economic analysis of the possibility of reducing pesticides in French field crops," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(9), pages 1638-1648, July.
  5. Krishna, Vijesh V. & Qaim, Matin, 2007. "Estimating the adoption of Bt eggplant in India: Who Benefits from public-private partnership?," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(5-6), pages 523-543.
  6. Fetene, G.M. & Getehun, T.D., 2018. "Agricultural Technology Adoption for Food and Nutrition Security: Evidence from Ethiopia," 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia 277332, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  7. Grovermann, Christian & Schreinemachers, Pepijn & Riwthong, Suthathip & Berger, Thomas, 2017. "‘Smart’ policies to reduce pesticide use and avoid income trade-offs: An agent-based model applied to Thai agriculture," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 132(C), pages 91-103.
  8. Mouron, Patrik & Scholz, Roland W. & Nemecek, Thomas & Weber, Olaf, 2006. "Life cycle management on Swiss fruit farms: Relating environmental and income indicators for apple-growing," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(3), pages 561-578, June.
  9. Benito-Ostolaza, J.M. & Ezcurra, R. & Osés-Eraso, N., 2014. "Negative externalities in cropping decisions: Private versus common land," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 105(C), pages 185-192.
  10. François Mélard & Marc Mormont, 2013. "The Pragmatic Collective Interest as the Product of Civic Deliberation: The Case of Pesticide Management in Belgium," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(5), pages 1-19, May.
  11. Adekunle, C.P. & Akinbode, S.O. & Akerele, D. & Oyekale, T.O. & Koyi, O.V., 2017. "Effects of agricultural pesticide utilization on farmers health in Egbeda Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria," Nigerian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Nigerian Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 7(1), October.
  12. Ghimire, Narishwar & Woodward, Richard T., 2013. "Under- and over-use of pesticides: An international analysis," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 73-81.
  13. Hammond Wagner, Courtney & Cox, Michael & Bazo Robles, José Luis, 2016. "Pesticide lock-in in small scale Peruvian agriculture," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 129(C), pages 72-81.
  14. Julius J. Okello & Scott M. Swinton, 2010. "From Circle of Poison to Circle of Virtue: Pesticides, Export Standards and Kenya’s Green Bean Farmers," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 61(2), pages 209-224, June.
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  16. Grovermann, Christian & Schreinemachers, Pepijn & Berger, Thomas, 2015. "Evaluation of IPM adoption and financial instruments to reduce pesticide use in Thai agriculture using econometrics and agent-based modeling," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 211690, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  17. Mohammad Sharif Sharifzadeh & Gholamhossein Abdollahzadeh & Christos A. Damalas & Rohollah Rezaei, 2018. "Farmers’ Criteria for Pesticide Selection and Use in the Pest Control Process," Agriculture, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(2), pages 1-16, February.
  18. Felix R. FitzRoy & Ian Smith, 2002. "Welfare, Growth and Environment: A Sceptical Review of The Skeptical Environmentalist(Bjørn Lomborg, Cambridge University Press, 2001)," Discussion Paper Series, School of Economics and Finance 200204, School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews.
  19. Tisdell, Clement A. & Bandara, Ranjith, 2004. "Tourism as a contributor to development in Sri Lanka: An overview and a case study," Economics, Ecology and Environment Working Papers 48975, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  20. Gerardo Jiménez & Wim Pelupessy, 2009. "La calidad ambiental como variable estratégica en cadenas agroalimentarias con tecnologías continuas," Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica, Red Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica, vol. 10, pages 45-59, Mayo.
  21. Sheahan, Megan & Barrett, Christopher B., 2014. "Understanding the agricultural input landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa : recent plot, household, and community-level evidence," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7014, The World Bank.
  22. -, Dr S Saravanan & -, Dr V Mohanasundaram, 2016. "Development and Adoption of Bt Cotton in India : Economic, Environmental and Health Issues," MPRA Paper 73107, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  23. Atreya, Kishor, 2008. "Health costs from short-term exposure to pesticides in Nepal," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 67(4), pages 511-519, August.
  24. Lopes Soares, Wagner & Firpo de Souza Porto, Marcelo, 2009. "Estimating the social cost of pesticide use: An assessment from acute poisoning in Brazil," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(10), pages 2721-2728, August.
  25. Ostman, Orjan & Ekbom, Barbara & Bengtsson, Janne, 2003. "Yield increase attributable to aphid predation by ground-living polyphagous natural enemies in spring barley in Sweden," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 149-158, April.
  26. Mst. Meherunnahar & D. N. R. Paul, 2009. "Bt Brinjal: Introducing Genetically Modified Brinjal (Eggplant/Aubergine) in Bangladesh," Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS) BDRWPS No. 9, Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC).
  27. Kevin Maréchal & Hélène Aubaret-Joachain & Jean-Paul Ledant, 2008. "The influence of Economics on agricultural systems: an evolutionary and ecological perspective," Working Papers CEB 08-028.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  28. Caroline Petit & Audrey Vincent & Philippe Fleury & Amandine Durpoix & Fabienne Barataud, 2016. "Protecting Water from Agricultural Diffuse Pollutions: Between Action Territories and Hydrogeological Demarcation," Water Resources Management: An International Journal, Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), Springer;European Water Resources Association (EWRA), vol. 30(1), pages 295-313, January.
  29. Cokou Patrice Kpadé & Edouard Roméo Mensah & Michel Fok & Jupiter Ndjeunga, 2017. "Cotton farmers’ willingness to pay for pest management services in northern Benin," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 48(1), pages 105-114, January.
  30. Zhou, Jiehong & Yang, Zhiying & Li, Kai & Yu, Xiaohua, 2019. "Direct intervention or indirect support? The effects of cooperative control measures on farmers’ implementation of quality and safety standards," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 86(C), pages 1-1.
  31. Naald, Brian Vander & Cameron, Trudy Ann, 2011. "Willingness to pay for other species' well-being," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(7), pages 1325-1335, May.
  32. Tisdell, Clement A., 2003. "Notes on Market Failure and the Paretian (Kaldor-Hicks) Relevance and Irrelevance of Unfavourable Externalities," Economics, Ecology and Environment Working Papers 48970, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  33. Kleemann, Linda, 2011. "Organic pineapple farming in Ghana: A good choice for smallholders?," Kiel Working Papers 1671, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  34. Kishor Atreya & Fred Johnsen & Bishal Sitaula, 2012. "Health and environmental costs of pesticide use in vegetable farming in Nepal," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 477-493, August.
  35. Vanloqueren, Gaëtan & Baret, Philippe V., 2008. "Why are ecological, low-input, multi-resistant wheat cultivars slow to develop commercially? A Belgian agricultural 'lock-in' case study," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 66(2-3), pages 436-446, June.
  36. Owusu Amponsah & Vigre Håkan & Torben Wilde Schou & Imoro Braimah & Robert Clement Abaidoo, 2016. "The impact of farmers’ participation in field trials in creating awareness and stimulating compliance with the World Health Organization’s farm-based multiple-barrier approach," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 18(4), pages 1059-1079, August.
  37. Clement A. Tisdell, 2014. "Sustainable agriculture," Chapters, in: Giles Atkinson & Simon Dietz & Eric Neumayer & Matthew Agarwala (ed.), Handbook of Sustainable Development, chapter 32, pages 517-531, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  38. Margaux Lapierre & Alexandre Sauquet & Julie Subervie, 2019. "Improving Farm Environmental Performance through Technical Assistance: Empirical Evidence on Pesticide Use," Working Papers 2019.19, FAERE - French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
  39. Margaux Lapierre & Alexandre Sauquet & Subervie Julie, 2019. "Improving farm environmental performance through technical assistance: empirical evidence on pesticide use," CEE-M Working Papers hal-02190979, CEE-M, Universtiy of Montpellier, CNRS, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro.
  40. Legras, Sophie & Martin, Elsa & Piguet, Virginie, 2018. "Conjunctive Implementation of Land Sparing and Land Sharing for Environmental Preservation," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 143(C), pages 170-187.
  41. Johann Strube, 2019. "Pockets of peasantness: small-scale agricultural producers in the Central Finger Lakes region of upstate New York," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 36(4), pages 837-848, December.
  42. Nadja Stadlinger & Aviti Mmochi & Sonja Dobo & Emma Gyllbäck & Linda Kumblad, 2011. "Pesticide use among smallholder rice farmers in Tanzania," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 13(3), pages 641-656, June.
  43. Stallman, Heidi R. & James, Harvey S., 2015. "Determinants affecting farmers' willingness to cooperate to control pests," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 117(C), pages 182-192.
  44. Theodoros Skevas & Spiro E. Stefanou & Alfons Oude Lansink, 2013. "Do Farmers Internalise Environmental Spillovers of Pesticides in Production?," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 64(3), pages 624-640, September.
  45. Dr S. Saravanan, 2016. "Issues and Controversy of Bt cotton in India 2004-2014: A Reviews," Economic Analysis Working Papers (2002-2010). Atlantic Review of Economics (2011-2016), Colexio de Economistas de A Coruña, Spain and Fundación Una Galicia Moderna, vol. 2, pages 1-1, December.
  46. Lohr, Luanne & Park, Timothy A., 2002. "Choice of insect management portfolios by organic farmers: lessons and comparative analysis," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 87-99, November.
  47. Caroline Mugure, Muchiri, 2012. "Economic Assessment of Losses Due to Fruit Fly Infestation in Mango and the Willingness to Pay for an Integrated Pest Management Package in Embu District, Kenya," Research Theses 243461, Collaborative Masters Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics.
  48. Silvano, Renato A.M. & Udvardy, Shana & Ceroni, Marta & Farley, Joshua, 2005. "An ecological integrity assessment of a Brazilian Atlantic Forest watershed based on surveys of stream health and local farmers' perceptions: implications for management," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(3), pages 369-385, May.
  49. Korir, Josphat Kiplang’at & Ritho, Cecilia & Irungu, Patrick & Affognon, Hippolyte, 2016. "Factors Influencing Intensity Of Adoption Of Integrated Pest Management Package And Pesticide Misuse In The Control Of Mango Fruit Fly In Embu East Sub-County, Kenya," Dissertations and Theses 271765, University of Nairobi, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  50. Soares, Wagner Lopes & Porto, Marcelo Firpo De Souza, 2008. "Aspectos Teóricos E Práticos Associados À Decisão De Uso De Agrotóxicos: Uma Abordagem Integrada Entre A Agricultura, Meio Ambiente E Saúde Pública," 46th Congress, July 20-23, 2008, Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil 109672, Sociedade Brasileira de Economia, Administracao e Sociologia Rural (SOBER).
  51. Skevas, Theodoros & Lansink, Alfons Oude & Stefanou, Spiro E., 2012. "Measuring technical efficiency in the presence of pesticide spillovers and production uncertainty: The case of Dutch arable farms," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 223(2), pages 550-559.
  52. Boussemart, Jean-Philippe & Leleu, Hervé & Ojo, Oluwaseun, 2011. "Could society's willingness to reduce pesticide use be aligned with farmers' economic self-interest?," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(10), pages 1797-1804, August.
  53. -, Dr S Saravanan & -, Dr V Mohanasundaram, 2016. "Development and Adoption of Bt Cotton in India : Economic, Environmental and Health Issues," MPRA Paper 72993, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  54. Clevo Wilson, 2002. "Private costs and the relation between pesticide exposure and ill health: evidence from Sri Lanka," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Springer;Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies - SEEPS, vol. 5(3), pages 213-227, September.
  55. Mohamed Gafar & Maraheb HabebAlla & Ayoub Elhag & Jamal Elfaki, 2018. "Residual Effect of Folimat 800 (Organophosphate) and Icaros Pesticides on Soil Fertility and Carrot Growth," Noble International Journal of Scientific Research, Noble Academic Publsiher, vol. 2(2), pages 5-10, February.
  56. Vanloqueren, Gaëtan & Baret, Philippe V., 2009. "How agricultural research systems shape a technological regime that develops genetic engineering but locks out agroecological innovations," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(6), pages 971-983, July.
  57. Rosburg, Alicia & Menapace, Luisa, 2018. "Factors Influencing Corn Fungicide Treatment Decisions," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 43(2), May.
  58. Enikő Lencsés & István Takács & Katalin Takács-György, 2014. "Farmers’ Perception of Precision Farming Technology among Hungarian Farmers," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(12), pages 1-14, November.
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  60. Caroline Petit & Audrey Vincent & Philippe Fleury & Amandine Durpoix & Fabienne Barataud, 2016. "Protecting Water from Agricultural Diffuse Pollutions: Between Action Territories and Hydrogeological Demarcation," Water Resources Management: An International Journal, Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), Springer;European Water Resources Association (EWRA), vol. 30(1), pages 295-313, January.
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