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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation of family agriculture health: the Sumare case - Brazil
Author: de Castro, VL
da Silveira, MA
Perez, MA
Abstract: This paper is an evaluation of a step-by-step model which uses bioindicators as parameters of farmers' exposure to agrochemicals contained in insecticides and pesticides during their use in agriculture. It is based on an interdisciplinary proposal which, ultimately, aims to subsidize sustainability-seeking production systems. The study area was Rural Settlement I in Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil, composed of 26 farming families, which basically produce vegetables, chiefly tomato crops. The model was applied in four consecutive phases: (i) the diagnosis of the health situation of the inhabitants of the area; (ii) their methods of handling agrochemicals and the most commonly used active ingredients; (iii) evaluation of clinical parameters as bioindicators; and (iv) group discussion with the farmers and members of their families about the development actions in the study area. The model adopted seems to be promising for early health evaluation of the family segment of the agricultural population, not implying excessive costs, and resulted in a significant change in the collective awareness of the community.
Subject: clinical indicators
family agriculture
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Parthenon Publishing Group
Citation: International Journal Of Sustainable Development And World Ecology. Parthenon Publishing Group, v. 6, n. 3, n. 172, n. 184, 1999.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1999
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