Herbicides are a solution to managing weeds. Within an IPM approach, I believe that herbicide use is just ONE approach. There are mechanical approaches that can be used and which are not only safe for the individual and environment, they reduce the amount of time an individual spends hunched-over weeding crops. Furthermore, IPM practices are often talked about but rarely if ever demonstrated to farmers. Same goes for herbicides. They are promoted as good and rarely have I ever seen demonstration of control for the benefit of the 80% rural farmers.
Stella N. Simiyu
Consulting Director of Regulatory
Affairs and Stakeholder Relations
CropLife Africa Middle East
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