Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences

Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–5584

+44 1285300058

Abera Kinfu

Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute, Environmental Pollution Management Research Directorate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Social and Environmental Concerns Witnessed by Nearby Inhabitants of Flower Farms in Central Ethiopia
    Author(s): Biruk Gobena*, Abera Kinfu and Mohammed Berhanu

    Ethiopia became the fifth largest non-EU flower exporter to the EU market and the second-largest exporter from Africa. Fertilizers and pesticides used extensively in the industry have been linked to negative environmental and health impacts. The cross-sectional study was conducted to assess social and environmental concerns witnessed by nearby inhabitants of flower farms from April 8 to June 02/2019 using questionnaires, focus group discussion (FGD), and field visits. The data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 16. This study revealed that 161(26.79%), 317 (52.75%), and 25(4.16%) of sample HHs reported that flower farms are disposing of their flower residue by burning in their compound, by disposing of in the open field, and by burying in their compound, respectively. Also, the result showed that 216(36%) buy or receive empty chemical ba.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2319-5584.21.10.102

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