Plant protection products in rice cultivation: critical issues in risk assessment and management to promote sustainable use

Ettore Capri, Maura Calliera

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Abstract

We review how the risks posed by PPPs are currently evaluated, and consider where current risk assessment practices require improvement. Section 2 offers an overview of the evidence-based approach to risk assessment used to inform government regulation, and focuses on the importance of multi-tier assessments and the availability of a range of simulation models. Section 3 explains why ethical, social and behavioural issues must also be considered in order for risks to be effectively assessed and managed. In Sections 4 and 5, we move on to a discussion of managing the risks associated with pesticides and encouraging more sustainable rice cultivation. Section 4 considers the example of the European Sustainable Use Directive (SUD), and explains how IPM is an essential part of SUD’s strategy. Section 5 then argues that for IPM to be implemented successfully, it is essential for farmers and other stakeholders to be involved in developing the IPM strategy for a given situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAchieving sustainable cultivation of rice Volume 2: Cultivation, pest and disease management,
EditorsTakuji Sasaki
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • sustainable rice

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