An interdisciplinary assessment of current pesticide management practices in the Caribbean region Public Deposited

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  • This study examined the existence and effectiveness of current pesticide management programs in the Caribbean region. A questionnaire was developed to assess the current pesticide managment programs in the Caribbean region and to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the existing education and training programs, governmental policies, and other resources. Eighty-eight health and agricultural professionals from 14 Caribbean countries completed the questionnaire. These professionals were attending an Agromedical training program entitled, "Train the Trainor," in Trinidad-Tobago and St. Lucia on September 14 - 17, 1982. Subjects acknowledged throughout the questionnaires that there is a very definite need for improved education and training programs, better safety measures, and more effective legislation in the Caribbean region. The professionals surveyed felt the best means of transferring information were with inservices, followed by public education and better use of the media. The respondents felt the safety measures could be improved to include safety equipment and clothing for all those directly involved with pesticide use, as well as establishing a poison information center in their community. Education and training would eliminate many of the hazardous consequences stemming from mis use and misinformation. Pesticide legislation does not appear to be very effective, if it exists. In order to improve the effectiveness, the participants suggested public education, more government regulations, trained personnel, and more qualified staff.
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