Misuse of agricultural chemicals

Other Names:
Misuse of poisons in agriculture
Excessive use of toxic products in farming
Abuse of agrochemicals

Modern agriculture is almost entirely reliant on agricultural chemicals for its levels of productivity. Short-term gains can often be made by over-application or misuse of these chemicals, causing potential long-term damage to the immediate land and neighbouring ecosystems.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST