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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of pesticide use policies in south east asia

Sustainability Spotlight: Pesticide Policies in Southeast Asia

Let's explore how Southeast Asian countries are addressing pesticide use and sustainability in agriculture:


Indonesia, contributing nearly 15% of global pesticide usage, aims to reduce pesticide use by 30% by 2030 through integrated pest management and organic farming. (Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia)


Vietnam, accounting for around 5% of global pesticide consumption, plans to cut usage by 50% by 2020, focusing on organic farming methods. (Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam)


Thailand, utilizing about 1.5 kilograms of pesticides per hectare (higher than the global average), is promoting integrated pest management to reduce reliance. (Source: Department of Agriculture, Thailand)


Malaysia, using approximately 2% of the global pesticide market, is intensifying efforts towards sustainable farming practices. (Source: Department of Agriculture, Malaysia)


The Philippines uses around 0.71 kilograms of pesticides per hectare, aiming to educate farmers on sustainable practices and eco-friendly pest control. (Source: Philippine Statistics Authority)


 Singapore, primarily an importer of food, supports sustainable production and sourcing practices, aligning with regional initiatives. (Source: Singapore Food Agency)

Each figure highlights the scale of pesticide use in these Southeast Asian countries and their initiatives toward sustainable agriculture. Let's collaborate and advocate for a greener, healthier future across the region! 

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