The impact of education on the utilization and comprehension of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in relation to the environment. A case study in the ohrid lake catchment area

  • 1 Academia „Nehemiah Gateway“, Buçimas, Pogradec, Albania


Farmers use commercially available chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase crop yields, though this can potentially harm their health and the environment. This research aims to scrutinize the correlation between farmers’ educational attainment and their awareness of the ecological ramifications associated with using these chemical inputs. Structured interviews with farmers from seven villages along the shores of Lake Ohrid in Albania provided empirical data to elucidate the relationship between farmers’ educational backgrounds and their propensity to use environmentally harmful chemicals. This premise constitutes the central hypothesis underpinning the study. Employing rigorous non-parametric statistical methodologies, the amassed data underwent comprehensive analysis. The findings reveal a substantive association between farmers’ educational levels and their utilization patterns of chemical agents within agricultural contexts, thus accentuating the imperative for educational interventions and broader policy measures.



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