As tropical agriculture intensifies to increase production for food security and competitiveness, the use of pesticides is increasing exponentially. This increase raises questions about the "hidden costs" that pesticides generate for the environment (loss of biodiversity, water and soil pollution) and for people's health.
The first field study was a baseline survey with objective to understand the socio-economic and environmental context, as well as food systems and related market characteristics of the Ntui Living Lab. This survey was done within a period of five days.
We are delighted to announce the official start of CANALLS, under the Horizon Europe programme, which aims to drive agroecological transitions in the humid tropics of Central and Eastern Africa via multi-actor transdisciplinary Agroecology Living Labs (ALLs).