Évaluation Des Pratiques Phytosanitaires Paysannes Dans Les Vergers De Cacao Dans Le Departement De Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire

Siapo Yao Martin, Tahiri Annick, Ano Ehui Joachim, Diby Yao Kan Séraphin

Abstract


This paper focuses on identifying pesticides uses in the protection of cocoa tree. To do this, a survey was conducted among 129 randomly selected cocoa producers in the Daloa zone in Côte d'Ivoire. The results showed that 79.84% of the producers interviewed, use pesticides. Twenty-seven (27) pesticides were identified; among them, 24 were insecticides, 3 were fungicides, and two were not licensed. More than 50% of the insecticides used by famers were neonicotinoids combined with pyrethroids. None of the pesticides was termiticide although termite damage was cited as major. Fiftythree point four percent (53.4%) of producers store pesticides in their house. Empty packs and containers are abandoned in nature after being used by 96% of surveyed farmers, while 4% reused them. The results indicated that producers should be well sensitized on good agricultural practice.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n33p267

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n33p267


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