Agroecological weed management in bananas

2021-05-18T17:41:31+01:00May 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

PAN UK recently collaborated with the UN Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and policy makers in the Caribbean region on ways to reduce and phase out  Highly Hazardous Pesticides. We were privileged to talk with regional experts on their experiences. Here Gustavo Gandini from the Dominican Republic talks about the [...]

Agroecology threatens the existence of a toxic pesticide industry

2019-05-07T13:08:00+01:00May 7th, 2019|Tags: , |

by Michel Pimbert, Professor of Agroecology and Food Politics at Coventry University Pesticide companies are caught up in a fierce competition for survival. In the current context of global mergers and restructurings, transnational corporations need to continuously increase their sales of synthetic pesticides in every possible corner of the [...]

Recuperation of soil fertility

2018-08-03T13:53:30+01:00August 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

by Jorge Solano, Technical Dept., Eurofertil S.A., Costa Rica (This post is part of a summary of presentations prepared by Dr Stephanie Williamson, PAN UK, from the Coffee without HHPs workshop in Costa Rica, April 2017) Key messages: With increasingly degraded, acidic and eroded soils, biological factors, as well as the usual [...]

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