Move to rein in pesticide use

The pesticide consumption in agriculture is much higher in the UAE than other parts of the world, an expert said on Monday.

The pesticide consumption in the UAE is 9.86 kilograms per hectare in the UAE whereas it is 0.5 kg in India, 1.5 kg in the US and 1.9 kg in Europe, Ramasamy Srinivasan, entomologist, The World Vegetable Centre (AVRDC), said in Taiwan.

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