The Chairman of the Agronomy Department at the University of Liberia, Professor Momo Morris, has called for increased awareness on the creation of persistent organic pollutants (POP) and promotion of integrated pest management in vegetable cultivation in the Monrovia areas.
According to Prof. Morris, this is necessary because, “residents of Monrovia are not knowledgeable about the effects of POPs and promotion of integrated pest management in vegetable cultivation.”
He made the statement at a one-day workshop on Awareness Creation on the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and promotion of integrated pest management in vegetable cultivation, in the Johnsonville area outside Monrovia over the weekend.
The main objective of the workshop was to promote the use of integrated pest management techniques in vegetable production, and discourage the use of persistent organic chemicals to safeguard the health of vegetable consumers and the welfare of the general public.
Another objective of the workshop was to raise awareness on the effects of the organic pollution promotion and consumption of organically produced vegetables and encourage the use of integrated pest control methods among the vegetable producers.