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Environment and health
Very little data are available on the quality of the water resources in Grenada. There have been several reports about the washing of equipment laden with agricultural chemicals in rivers, which has resulted in frequent fish kills. In some cases, the use of chemicals and explosives to catch fish in the rivers in large quantities has been reported (UNDESA, 2012).
The impact of agriculture on water quality was evident in the production of bananas, which required intense applications of agrochemicals. Banana production also prompted deforestation and soil degradation as farmers moved to higher and higher forested areas in the watershed. These negative impacts were subsequently diminished after the collapse of the banana industry (UNDESA, 2012).