In intensively farmed areas, agriculture has become a major contributor to soil, air, and water pollution. Excessive levels of drugs or chemicals in food have also affected domestic food safety and international market access. Agricultural pollution is negatively impacting people’s health, economies and environment in countries in East Asia, and other parts of the world. The good news is that there is a wide range of technical and policy solutions that can address agricultural pollution, and move the sector toward cleaner and safer farming while spurring the development of a thriving food industry. The infographic below lays out solutions for countries and policymakers to consider. Full and detailed recommendations are available in the report The Challenge of Agricultural Pollution: Evidence from China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
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