AGP - Why do we have this problem?
 

Why do we have this problem?

The only way we can permanently eliminate the dangers posed by old and unwanted pesticide stocks is to make sure that no more stocks accumulate. That's why it is essential to understand the reasons behind the build-up of existing obsolete pesticide stockpiles. As the philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

The pages in this section outline the major factors that have resulted in the creation of large quantities of old and unused pesticides in developing countries.

Boy holding an obsolete pesticides container in Laos
Boy holding an obsolete pesticides container in Laos