Monday, April 10, 2006

Bureau Disposes Obsolete Pesticides

Walta -- The Agriculture and Rural Development Bureau of SNNP state disclosed that it has disposed 117,701 kgs of obsolete pesticides during the last seven months.

Agriculture Sector Crop development and Protection Team leader,Simayehu Tafesse, told WIC today that the Bureau has finalized the disposal of the pesticides both in liquid and powder form.

The obsolete pesticides were deposited in the state for a long period of time becoming a threat to human and animal health, especially to agricultural workers and farmers.

The Bureau disposed the obsolete chemicals in cooperation with Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO), he said.

The activity is part of the task of disposing obsolete pesticides at national level accumulated for the last 40 years without being used, he added.

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