Save and Grow: Pesticide Risk Reduction for Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production

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Courtesy of Wetlands International

Outline Presentation

  1. Background: Agricultural Scenario (2010-2050) & Crop Intensification Risks =>indiscriminate use of agrochemicals in rice paddy systems
  2. Overview FAO Intervention: Integrated Approach for Pesticide Risk Reduction
  3. Farmer Ecosystem-Literacy Education: Farmers Field School
  4. Case Study: Philippines: Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production
  5. Concluding Notes & Recommendations, with particular relevance to sustainable paddy & wetlands management

Global Context and FAO Intervention

  • Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production, Food Safety and Trade Facilitation are major driving forces for government commitment towards pesticide risk reduction and IPM promotion.

The Challenge: Agricultural Scenario (2010-50)

  • Global Population (2050): 9.2 billion people and twice as much food needed
  • Declining water & land per caput (4.3 ha (1961) to 1.6 ha (2050))
  • Lower productivity growth & production stress from climate change
  • Rapid urbanization & change in consumption patterns
  • Need to Intensify Crop Production and challenge to do so sustainably!

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