Perceptions of Environmental Effects of Pesticides use in Vegetable Production by Farmers along River Ngadda of Maiduguri, Nigeria
Abubakar M., Mala M.A., Mumin A., Zainab T.,Fatima A.A

Farmers along the River Ngadda of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, grow vegetable like spinach, rossel and amaranth us. Based on the use of questionnaire and interviews that were conducted in the study area on the farmers perceptions, awareness and pesticides used to the environment were investigated. A purposive sampling technique was use to collect data from the farmers. Frequency, percentage and mean were used to describe the result. The finding of the study revealed that 93.8% of the farmers applied pesticides. Majority (85.2%) of the farmers did not use protective clothes when applying pesticides. Also majority of the farmers showed high level of perceptions on the effects of pesticides on the environment. This results can be used to develop a tool to quantify the effects of pesticides use on environment by vegetable farmers along River Ngadda at Maiduguri.

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