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A Pesticide Tax For Vietnam?

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Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Geography

Abstract

The study looked at how agrochemicals affect both the profitability and the health of rice farmers in the Mekong Delta. Its main conclusion was that misuse of pesticide is harming farmers' well being and saddling them with health costs of over 90,000 VND each per rice crop. It also shows that a tax could optimize the level of pesticide use and so improve the health and economic welfare of farmers - while reducing environmental problems.

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